How old is the Marine Corps? It's older than the country it serves.

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  • Source: WBIR
  • 11/10/2023

The U.S. Marine Corps is celebrating its 248th birthday on Nov. 10, marking the anniversary of the founding of a military branch older than the United States itself. 

That's right, the Marines are technically older than the country they serve. 

When was the Marine Corps founded?

The Corps was founded in 1775 in Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War. The group, originally dubbed the Continental Marines, were the amphibious troops on the American side of the war, helping defeat the British to establish the country. 

When the war officially ended in 1783, the Corps was disbanded, until it was reformed in 1798 by President John Adams. The Marines only began celebrating the original birthday in the 1900s, turning it into an annual tradition that has lasted a century. 

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Source: WBIR

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