On November 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution calling for Captain Samuel Nichols to raise two battalions of Continental Marines to protect America’s ships from pirates and British warships.
For two hundred and thirty five years, the United States Marines have protected America’s ships and shores from all threats, both foreign and domestic, ever true to their creed: Semper Fidelis. Always Faithful.
To all of America’s Marines, past, present, and future: Thank you for your service and sacrifice. God bless you all. Semper Fi.