Video: 2015 Marine Corps Birthday Message | The Legacy Within
Tomorrow, 10 November 2015, America celebrates the 240th birthday of our beloved United States Marine Corps. Take a few minutes to watch this video, prepared by Headquarters Marine Corps Combat Camera, that gives us a glimpse into what the Marine Corps legacy is all about and why the saying “Once a Marine always a Marine” holds true to this day.
General Robert B. Neller, 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps had this to say in the video:
Reflect on our history, remember those who have sacrificed and reaffirm your commitment to the strengthening of our Corps.
Gen Neller was so eager to pass on this video message he recorded with Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Ronald Green, at Marine Barrcks Washington, that he released it a couple weeks ago (on 23 Oct), ahead of tomorrow’s birthday celebration.
SgtMaj Green, proud of the one thing about the Corps that never changes, said the following:
The Corps has seen many changes over the century, but one thing that hasn’t changed is each Marine’s commitment to contributing to our great legacy.
This year also marks the 100th anniversary of Parris Island and honors this year’s 70th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Gen Neller concludes by wishing Marines a happy birthday wherever they might be.
We must remain ready for the next fight, wherever and whenever it is, and we must continue to uphold the legacy of those that have gone before, and we remain Semper Fidelis.
We, at BigDawg Media, echo Gen Neller’s birthday wishes and salute all who have proudly earned the title of United States Marine, including our co-founder, the “BigDawg” himself.
We can’t think of a better way to salute all Marines than with Sean Householder’s Warrior Song – Hard Corps.
Tom Reynolds – Guitars
Vince Tividad – Bass
Vincent Gaona – Vocals
JC Sutherland – Vocals
Bill Taylor – Vocals
Chris Ojeda – Vocals
Rock Williams – Voice Talent
Sean Householder – Vocals, Production
Happy Birthday and Semper Fi, Marines.