Today, Nov. 10, is the 236th birthday of the Marine Corps, one year older than the United States itself.
By the way, that's "United States Marine Corps", pronounced "core", not "corpse" like Barack Obama pronounces it.
Some Marines will lightheartedly tell you that U.S.M.C. stands for "University of Science, Music and Culture" or "Uncle Sam's Misguided Children". Most Marines have a pretty good sense of humor, but when it comes to doing their job, which is to go in, when all diplomacy has failed, and kill people and break things, they are deadly serious, and they are good at it. And we are lucky to have them.
Please be sure to thank a Marine today and wish him (or her) Happy Birthday!