The resolution was approved on November 10, 1775, officially forming the Continental Marines.
As the first order of business, Samuel Nicholas became Commandant of the newly formed Marines. Tun Tavern’s owner and popular patriot, Robert Mullan, became his first captain and recruiter. They began gathering support and were ready for action by early 1776.
Each year, the Marine Corps marks November 10th with a celebration of the brave spirit which compelled these men and thousands since to defend our country as United States Marines.
Today, 241 years later, we stop to observe and celebrate this day and to admire and say Thank You for the outstanding service our Marines have provided. Their dedication and spirit continue to provide inspiration and an important part of our national security.
Semper Fi, Marines! Happy Birthday!
My favorite Marine, my grandson.