Please be a part of us in wishing a contented 240th birthday to the USMC. This yr, Gen. Robert Neller launched this video with the assistance of Sergeant Main of the Marine Corps, Ronald Inexperienced, at Marine Barracks, Washington.
The Corps has seen many adjustments over the century, Inexperienced mentioned, “however one factor that hasn’t modified is every Marine’s dedication to contributing to our nice legacy.”
The video additionally honors this yr’s seventieth anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima and supplies a retrospective of the Corps’ historical past, together with interviews with a number of Marine veterans of previous conflicts.
In reflecting on this legacy, Neller invoked the thirteenth commandant of the Marine Corps, Lt. Gen. John Lejeune, who characterised it as “the everlasting spirit which has animated our Corps from technology to technology.”
“I wish to reinforce this level,” Neller mentioned. “You’re the embodiment of that legacy; it’s the very embodiment of who we’re and what we’ll proceed to be.”
Neller concluded by wishing Marines a contented birthday, wherever they is likely to be.
“We should stay prepared for the subsequent struggle, wherever and each time it’s, and we should proceed to uphold the legacy of those who have gone earlier than, and we stay Semper Fidelis,” he mentioned. –Matthew L. Schehl, the Marine Corps Instances