Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

The United States Marine Corps has a long and rich history, built upon its “Always Faithful” legacy of service to country. On November 10, 2012, the 237th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps will be celebrated with deep-rooted traditions and great pride by Marines everywhere. This year, Outgo® joins the celebration with a special gift.

History of the Marine Corps Birthday

On November 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress raised two battalions of Continental Marines under Captain Samuel Nicholas. In 1921, Gen. John A. Lejeune, the 13th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, issued Marine Corps Order 47, stating that each November 10th, the founding of the Corps would be commemorated with a reading to honor its history, mission and tradition. From there, the Marine Corps birthday became a bigger celebration, with a formal Birthday Ball and other festivities.

Philadelphia was the setting for the first Birthday Ball in 1925, and the first cake-cutting ceremony took place in 1952—perhaps. The exact date of the annual tradition is unknown, but is carried out each year. The honor of the first piece of cake goes to the oldest Marine present, while the next goes to the youngest. The Commandant’s annual birthday message is read as Marines throughout the world celebrate the day.

Outgo Has a Birthday Gift for 100 Marines

The U.S. Marines have a reputation of answering the call to service with rapid response; of being the “most ready” among the Armed Forces. To honor the Marine Corps birthday, show our appreciation, and celebrate the Corps’ countless military achievements, Outgo is offering a special gift to today’s “most ready” Marines.

The first 100 Marines who sign up will receive a free extra-large Ultra Compact Microfiber Towel by Outgo, featuring an embroidered United States Marine Corps logo. Just go to our Facebook page for details. It’s that easy!

Outgo thanks you for your service, your sacrifice and your readiness to deploy when your country needs you. Semper Fi!