The Continental Marines were founded November 10, 1775, by a resolution passed by a committee of the Continental Congress. The resolution drafted at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia called for two battalions of marines to aid in the fight for independence on land and sea. Samuel Nicholas was the Commandant of the newly formed Marines and Robert Mullan, owner of Tun Tavern, was his first captain and recruiter.
In honor of these men and the thousands of men and women who have served as Marines since 1775, Happy 235th Birthday! Please join us on our Cleared Military Facebook page today to honor the Marine Corps.