Happy birthday Marine Corps
USMC celebrates 237th anniversary
- Duration 3:36
- Date Nov 10, 2012
USMC celebrates 237th anniversary
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They are the few the crowd the Bahrain's capital last 237 years the Marine Corps.
Has been protecting our freedom and keeping us safe but -- -- brought to today we have the privilege of celebrating his birthday with a few distinguished guests.
There with us now brigadier general.
-- -- Vice commander of the United States Marine Corps forces.
Command sergeant Dustin Johnson wounded warrior regiment build Toledo Navajo code talker and survive the battle.
On Iwo -- thank you all for being another birthday for your service is you know I have heard that you now about greater -- -- -- -- needs.
But today is a David -- throughout the world cause to celebrate the Marine Corps birthday cents.
Nineteenth when he -- when our common -- directed that it be done in order to celebrate and reflect on the legacy of that we inherited from warriors have proceeded us such as bill.
And then to rededicate in rekindle our passion and pride for the chapter that we were right because it's President Bush said.
When he announced in 2006 that corporal Jason Dunham would be awarded the medal -- on the Marine Corps birthday.
That Marines belief.
That you can know what you stand for if you don't know where you came from and we teacher history because we are determined to repeat it.
If you want a man who sacrifice let's start with the one right behind you to your right sergeant Dustin Johnson pardon me it.
You've lost both of -- -- -- sorry I'm a little.
Opportunity and I'll take it he's getting for -- -- wounded warrior -- tell us your story.
It was new members -- last year I was in Afghanistan.
Conducting combat operations in it's that night -- and lost both my legs so we're going coming up on a year right now.
And we're sending -- you.
I think it's important suited to book beckoned and remember the history and and as a sacrifice the we've got -- gentleman here that obviously you have been there we sure do -- -- a great to have you here with us he survived -- -- -- nationalist your story.
But I don't you were chairman.
-- -- fortified.
We see some of your.
Hello this is here you know has some comrade here -- there -- -- with students was a pleasure to have you here.
Thank you all for your service lets cut the cake shall we how do you guys -- this is exactly with.
If we do have a smaller cutting -- It is important that we probably didn't practice and every year.
Well -- got out of the over the what has so far no one's been injured that I'm aware of how.
-- tradition it's that the first -- -- piece of cake goes the oldest marine present okay who is that.
That is mr.
We're kind of kicker we serve and -- -- -- You know I wasn't involved in America are.
Aren't going to be -- -- and not drive -- election always curious now law there you go as the oldest member here you get the first.
Bite the -- beat up.
Against part of the team gets the first bite of cake -- -- -- passes UK to the youngest marine present when it and that symbolizes the passing.
Not only that knowledge.
But the responsibility.
To do with the American public expects its record an honor to have you all here that's.
It's beautifully thank you offer your service great to have you here Sandra boss.