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On this day in 1775 (also known as the 8th day) in a small tavern in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a committee of the Continental Congress drafted an historical resolution – one that would forever change the nature of warfare, tilting the tables in favor of the United States in virtually every conflict and war since.
There, in Tun Tavern – a fitting birth place – a committee of the Continental Congress drafted a resolution to create two battalions of Continental Marines. These two small contingents of warriors would eventually swell in ranks and number and acquire a well-deserved reputation as the fiercest, bravest, strongest fighters since the days of Caesar’s Roman Legions: the United States Marine Corps. Read the rest of this entry »