The Marine Corps Birthday is still a few weeks away, but the service extended one tradition tonight by posting its annual birthday video message.
Featuring narration by Commandant Gen. Jim Amos and Sgt. Maj. Mike Barrett, the Corps’ top enlisted Marine, it honors Marines everywhere, with special appreciation set aside for those who served in World War II and since the attacks on 9/11.
Watch it here:
The commandant and sergeant major filmed pieces of the message in New York City and in the Washington, D.C., area at both the World War II Memorial and the Pentagon. They also filmed part of it in Marjah, Afghanistan, on Sept. 11.
It’s a bit early yet, but happy birthday, Marines. In the meantime, check out some of these behind-the-scenes photographs the Corps released as the video was being filmed:
My ten years in the Corps have taught me that Marines are a true example of a brotherhood and as a member of the 1st MarDiv Association, both locally and nationally, we carry on that tradition even as inactive Marines. Semper Fi, Devil Dogs and may your flag forever fly over our land as a sign of safety and freedom. Oohrrah!
Very good job in Homering the men and women who have served our Country and our Corp. Happy Marine Birthday to you and all Marines everywhere.
Freedom will never be Free.
Raul Mendoza Proud Dad Of A United States Marine.
SGT. Matthew E. Mendoza 1 Charlie Echo 2/7
KIA 20 June 2008
Outfrickenstanding! Semper Fi Brothers!
Puts tears in this old Marines eyes! Semper Fidelis & HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Awesome Job Bro! Brought tears to my eyes! Happy Birthday to all the Marines past and present!
Happy Birthday Marines. Stand tall. Semper Fi.
Derek Davey, Former CAPT USMC
CPL Seamus M. Davey, USMCR
KIA Iraq 21 Oct 2005
4th Force Recon
That really does make a Marine feel proud. I have to say that I, along with all my Marine friends would have done the same thing. Once a Marine, always a Marine.
Vietnam era 70-76
I have never met a Marine that wasn’t proud of the title and made certain everyone knew he was in the Corps. Some of the other service members are almost apologetic when they discuss where they served. Marines don’t have that problem.
God bless and protect you, everyone of you Grunts. I’m proud to be a just a part of the naval service with the United States Marines. Semper Fi!
CDR. USN (Ret.)
Happy Birthday to all of our Brothers in the Corps who are active and have served with Honor. As the General said at graduation on the 1st Battalion Parade Field, ” Remember you are the very best, there is no better fighting person in the world than a United States Marine” We have the spirit, the pride and the guts to get the job done and the Brotherhood to take care of our Own………….SEMPER FI MARINES,
John F. Meyer…….class of 61-PI
Michael W. Meyer..class of 89-PI (Desert Storm)
John F. Meyer Jr….class of 90-PI (Desert Storm)
Kathleen A. Meyer…..Proud Mother of Marines
happy birthday and semper fi to all my brother marines – u make us all proud
Happy Brithday Leathernecks! Semper Fi To all of my brothers that have fought the and now. We are all the rare breed that defend liberty so that the rest may sleep under the blanket of freedom!
I to wish to say happy birthday to all my brothers. I have a question though, my are they standing outside without thier covers on? Have the rules changed? Sgt. VietNam 64 73
Makes this ol’ Doc feel proud.
fred whitehurst Says:
WHY are they standing outside without thier covers on
I WAS WONDERING THE SAME THING,I OUR TIME YOUR ASS WOULD BE IN A SLING FOR GOING OUT SIDE WITH YOUR COVER NOT ON YOUR HEAD..(IT WAS CALLED..) (OUT OF UNIFORM)
CPL C. D. BAKER – – USMC 1966-1969 VIET NAM 1968-69 .. SEMPER FI,SGT. WHITEHURST
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This Recon Marine puts out a Happy Birthday to my fellow brothers. Here at home we continue to pray for your safety, valor and for our family’s who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. We Honor you all. Semper Fi
Happy Birthday Marines, We look good for our age. “Once a Marine always a Marine” Semper Fi and may God bless each and every Marine in harms way
So the TOP Marines are uncovered,so? it’s nice to see the SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE MARINE CORPS has the same
hair cut as I do. God bless the Corps and every damn jar-
head that ever was, is , or will be!.
Happy Birthday Marines. Its great to be part of such a brotherhood. Gen Amos, good to see you, your old friend.
Happy Birthday, Marines. It was a pleasure being able to serve with you in the Gator Navy.
I come from a very proud tradition and am very proud to say that I grew up in the marines. When some of my other military friends hung their heads as if to be ashamed that they grew up in the other branches, I had my head held high and gave thanks that these are my roots. Semper fi!
Happy Birthday Marines! We continue to stand fast and fight the battle to keep our nation free. I am proud to have served I may not have gone overseas but my heart has stood loyal to the Corps for 50 years. Yes yesterday 9 Nov 1961 at the Los Angeles Recruiting Station at 0930 I became a Marine thus arriving at Parris Isalnd on 10 Nov 1961 Plt 16A
If the Sergeant Major says the Commandant can go outside without his cover (for instructional purposes only) that’s fine with me…
Happy Birthday to all Marines. Lets remember our fallen Marines and support our active Marines. Strenght and Honor to all my brothers. Semper Fi Do but never die. Faithful to God, Family, Country and Corps. May God always Bless our troops that fight the good fight for freedom. God Bless and May we all seek Eternal life after death in Christ to live forever. Marines never die they just live a new life in a new battlefield.
I was lucky enough to have served in the 1st Bn 3rd Marines communications platoon with one of the most Honorable and hard charging Marines I have ever met. Sgt. Mathew Garvey is a poster Marine and was all the way to the end.
I HAVE BEEN OUT OF ACTIVE DUTY SINCE MAY 2009 AND HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET BACK IN EVER SINCE. ALL OF THE RECRUITERS I TALK TO TELL ME THAT I NEED TO GO RESERVE WHICH I HAVE BEEN IN THE RESERVES FOR ABOUT FIVE MONTHS NOW. DOES MY INACTIVE TIME COUNT TOWARDS MY TIME AND SERVICE FOR THE TEN YEAR STAFF SERGEANT PROMOTION LIMIT? THANKS ANY INFO WOULD HELP