Top Marine’s Birthday Message May Leave You Hiding Tears

Gen. Robert B. Neller, the 37th commandant of the Marine Corps, has a heartfelt reflection on what binds all Marines together and the hardships all Marines share.

Happy birthday, Marines… You have served our country very well and you protected all of us and we all thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your service. Semper Fi.

God bless our troops.

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The Corps’ 243rd birthday is just around the corner, and the commandant’s birthday message may have some Marines reaching for the tissues.

The annual birthday message is a tradition birthed under the 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. John A Lejeune.

Most years the Corps posts a cheesy motivational video.

But this year’s message from Gen. Robert B. Neller, the 37th commandant of the Marine Corps, is a heartfelt reflection on what binds all Marines together and the hardships all Marines share.

Narrated by Neller, the message traces the individual development of a Marine from his early days to their first deployment and senior leadership roles that follow.

The message highlights the misery and difficulties that bind Marines in training and on the battlefield, the sweat and blood that is shed, and the challenges Marines must overcome throughout their career.

It’s a reminder that all Marines are the same, and the Corps has a job to do. More

Thanks to all you glorious Marines who served so that we can sleep safe and sound in the freest country God has ever created.

This is a beautifully done video that brought tears to my eyes. Happy Birthday to our brave and proud Marines!

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