Local News


Happy 244th Birthday, U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Corps Celebrates 235 Years Of Service
Posted at 7:05 PM, Nov 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-10 22:26:24-05

LAS VEGAS (CNN) — Nov. 10, the day before Veterans Day, also marks another special day for service members.

It honors the establishment of the U.S. Marine Corps.

RELATED: Veterans Day specials, events in Las Vegas | 2019

U.S. Marine Corps Celebrates 235 Years Of Service
ARLINGTON, VA. - NOVEMBER 10: The sun begins to rise behind the Iwo Jima Memorial on November 10, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. Established by the Continental Congress on November 10, 1775, the US Marine Corp is celebrating its 235th birthday today. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The military branch started way back in 1775 as part of the U.S. Navy, leading up to the American Revolution.

The recruiting headquarters was in the Tun Tavern in Philadelphia.

That’s considered the birthplace of the Marines.

Today, Marine Corps members are proud to say they’re the first in and last out during military conflict.

If you know a Marine, thank them for their service!