Actually, back in 1775 they were called “taverns”. But I digress.

On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress met at Philadelphia’s Tun Tavern and approved a resolution forming the Continental Marines. Since that day, the United States Marine Corps has become what is arguably one of the world’s premiere fighting forces. They have been first in and last out of all their nation’s battles – from the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli.

Happy Birthday, Marines.

Semper Fi.