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Updated: Dec 26, 2022

On 10 November every year, our Nation, our Corps, and our Marines pay tribute to all the Marine Corps Birthday symbols. To help us celebrate the Birthday this year, we’re unveiling a brand new birthday running cadence for the first time ever.

This Nation has a cadence born of more than two centuries of confidence and ambition. If you listen closely, you’ll also hear the United States Marine Corps cadence in lockstep. From the moment a young country first called Marines to arms, the Corps has been what America has put her trust in. Each Marine Corps birthday, we celebrate all that has been and continues to be.

Birthday Balls are held all over the world for Marines to honor and celebrate their legacy since 1775. Since 1921, the reading of Major General John A. Lejeune’s Order No. 47 has been a mainstay of every Marine Corps Birthday Ball, serving as the official verbal declaration of the history, mission, and traditions of the Corps.

Read and watch more about the USMC Birthday and cadence. This article was adapted from the USMC Marine Corps. Send a birthday postcard on to a recruit, active-duty service member, or veteran.

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