Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos cuts the Marine Corps birthday cake during the cake cutting ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington November 8. A sword is used to cut the cake to remind Marines that they are a band of warriors, committed to carrying the sword so that the nation may live in peace.

Celebrating 236 Years, Happy Birthday US Marine Corps


November 10, 1775 many consider the birth of today’s United States Marine Corps. It was on this day that Captain Samuel Nicholas formed the Continental Marines of the American Revolutionary War, according to Fox News, by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

Known as the Devil Dogs of the U.S. Military, a moniker steeped in tradition dating back to 1918, where German soldiers described the Marines as fighting with such ferocity it was likened to “Dogs from Hell.”

Here is a salute from Indian Country Today Media Network to those Devil Dogs on their 236th birthday—Semper Fidelis.

Below are Youtube videos honoring the birthday of a storied Military tradition:

Message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps and Sergeant Major of the Marin Corps

Tribute from

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Submitted by wisgriz on
Great article I'm a son of Marine. I've met many Native men who served in the Corps. I listen to them and I find they have no regret's of having served. Remember Vine Deloria was a Marine and look at the contributions he made in Indian Country because of his work.