Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy 234th Birthday Marines

As some of you are aware my son in-law is a GySgt in the Marine Corp. Currently on his way home from another tour of duty, this time in Afghanistan. He is a member of the world famous Vipers. Unfortunately the crash that occurred on October 25 between two Helos that cost the lives of four of our finest also were member of the Viper family. It is with great pleasure that I wish all Marines a happy birthday and send out a special thank you to my son in-law and my daughter for all that they do.

1775: Founding of the Marine Corps


During the American Revolution, many important political discussions took place in the inns and taverns of Philadelphia, including the founding of the Marine Corps.

A committee of the Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern to draft a resolution calling for two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore.

The resolution was approved on November 10, 1775, officially forming the Continental Marines.

As the first order of business, Samuel Nicholas became Commandant of the newly formed Marines. Tun Tavern’s owner and popular patriot, Robert Mullan, became his first captain and recruiter. They began gathering support and were ready for action by early 1776.

Each year, the Marine Corps marks November 10th with a celebration of the brave spirit which compelled these men and thousands since to defend our country as United States Marines.


  1. To Greg's son-in-law:

    Welcome home and *thank you* for your service!

  2. To Greg's son-in-law:

    Glad you are home and visiting with family...

    Thank you, sincerely, for your service!

    You and your fellow servicement are my HEROES!

    May God Bless you all and keep you safe...Linda

  3. Thank you Gunnery Sergeant Jeffrey Surina and Stacey for your service and sacrifice.

  4. Welcome home and yhank you, Gunnery Sergeant Surina. I appreciate your service and your sacrifice. And thank you as well, Stacey, I know that it's not easy being a military spouse.

    ~Patriot Dreamer

  5. Oops! Sorry about the typo. I meant "thank" - not "yhank".

    ~Patriot Dreamer

  6. Greg-for your son-in-law and his wife. Thank you for your service to our country, and all you serve with.