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
For 238 years, The United States Marine Corps has proudly served our great Nation with unfailing valor