HAPPY 230TH BIRTHDAY, USMC !!!
Today is the 230th anniversary of the founding of the United States Marine Corps. That's not a typo.
The USMC predates the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the ratification of the United States Constitution, having been founded on November 10, 1775, by the Second Continental Congress.
Read the message from the USMC Commandant, General M.W. Hagee.
In honor of this special day and in anticipation of Veteran's Day, I urge you to read the Marine Corps Prayer and reflect on the sacrifices made by Marines to preserve our nation and its liberties:
FOLLOW-UP: More from Michelle Malkin on this special day.
FOLLOW-UP II: Lorie Byrd of Polipundit reprints her husband's birthday message from last year.