The following will be read to the command on the 10th of November, 1921, and hereafter on the 10th of November of every year. Should the order not be received by the 10th of November, 1921, it will be read upon receipt.
Once the warrior is no longer needed – once he becomes a relic of war – when it seems peace will prevail, he is mocked for being a savage, mocked for being a monster.
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Much has been said both by, and about, the United States Marines.
On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of Continental Congress. Since that date many thousand men have borne the name “Marine”. In memory of them it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the birthday of our corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.