U.S. Marine Corps Birthday

The Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) wishes a “Happy Birthday, Marines” to all those who have earned the title Marine, both Veteran and active-duty. This is the 247th birthday of the Corps, as it was created by the Second Continental Congress on November 10, 1775, when they resolved to raise two battalions of Continental Marines.

Since then, thousands of men and women have earned the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor emblem, and have served our country with distinction and honor. The Marine Corps celebrates its birthday with an annual Birthday Message from the Commandant, and a national Birthday Ball along with many smaller events scattered throughout the world. Marines celebrate today wherever they are, whether in the fanciest hotel in town, on a ship at sea, in a base gym, or somewhere far from home with lit matches stuck in an MRE pound cake serving as candles.

Last year, the Commandant, CMC General David H. Berger said in his Birthday Message to the Corps, “As Marine brothers and sisters, semper fidelis is a pledge that we promise to live by. The work of our Marine Veterans is a living testament to the faith Marines keep with each other, with our Corps, and with our country.” This is why the Marine Corps is such a close-knit tribe, and explains their love for this date. It reminds them of who they are, no matter their differences — Marines.

The VLB salutes the United States Marine Corps and all its members on this important day. Thank you for your service and your honor. Happy Birthday, Marines!

The VLB is happy to provide any needed help for these American heroes. The mission for the VLB is “to ensure that we offer the very best package of Veterans benefits in the country and those of us who work for the VLB strive to meet those goals every day. For more than 70 years, we have had the honor to serve Veterans, Military Members and their families in Texas, and we look forward to keeping that promise in the years to come.” Call 1–800–252–8387, email VLBinfo@glo.texas.gov, or visit vlb.texas.gov to see the different benefits available.

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