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Today is the 237th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. Native Americans have historically served in the military at a per capita rate greater than any other ethnic group. This is a day for all who serve and who served as a Marine to be honored and recognized, to be followed tomorrow with Veterans Day celebrations.

The Commandant and Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos and Sgt. Maj. Micheal P. Barrett, present the 2012 Marine Corps Birthday Message. Footage includes historical b-roll and images from Guadalcanal as well as interviews with WWII veterans, subject matter experts, active duty Marines and Marine spouses

To view the short video, click: Marine Corps Birthday Message.

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