Old Glory The Appreciation Flag

The US Marine Corps was established November 10, 1775 to serve on both land and sea to protect American interests around the world.  The USMC has served in US Wars on the battlefields, from the sea and air.  In the 1970's the Marine Corps played a key role the in the development of the Rapid Development Force, a multi-service organization created to insure a flexible, timely military response around the world when needed.

The Marine Security Guards serve our U.S. embassies around the world.  The US Marine Corps' flexible and rapid response have included many non-combatant evacuation operations in Liberia and Somalia and humanitarian lifesaving operations in Bangladesh, the Philippines and Northern Iraq.

Today's Marine Corps stands ready to continue in the proud tradition of those who so valiantly fought and died at Belleau Wood, Iwo Jima, the Chosin Reservoir and Khe Sanh.  Combining a long and proud heritage of faithful service to the nation, with the resolve to face tomorrow's challenges will continue to keep the Marine Corps the "best of the best."

(source:  usmc.mil)

United States Marine Corps History Division