Saturday, November 10, 2007

Marine Corp Established

During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress passes a resolution stating that "two Battalions of Marines be raised" for service as landing forces for the recently formed Continental Navy. The resolution, drafted by future U.S. president John Adams and adopted in Philadelphia, created the Continental Marines and is now observed as the birth date of the United States Marine Corps.

Serving on land and at sea, the original U.S. Marines distinguished themselves in a number of important operations during the Revolutionary War. The first Marine landing on a hostile shore occurred when a force of Marines under Captain Samuel Nicholas captured New Province Island in the Bahamas from the British in March 1776. Nicholas was the first commissioned officer in the Continental Marines and is celebrated as the first Marine commandant. After American independence was achieved in 1783, the Continental Navy was demobilized and its Marines disbanded.

In the next decade, however, increasing conflict at sea with Revolutionary France led the U.S. Congress to establish formally the U.S. Navy in May 1798. Two months later, on July 11, President John Adams signed the bill establishing the U.S. Marine Corps as a permanent military force under the jurisdiction of the Department of Navy. U.S. Marines saw action in the so-called Quasi-War with France and then fought against the Barbary pirates of North Africa during the first years of the 19th century. Since then, Marines have participated in all the wars of the United States and in most cases were the first soldiers to fight. In all, Marines have executed more than 300 landings on foreign shores.
The motto of the service is Semper Fidelis, meaning "Always Faithful" in Latin.
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I was able to put the new issue of The Torch in the mail yesterday. Those of you who are subscribers should start getting it in about 10 days. If you live in Arkansas you will most likely get it a few days sooner.
Yesterday morning I ran a new telephone line into the church so we can have a designated line for uploading our weekly live church programs on Stormfront Radio. Those of you who are unfamiliar with Stormfront need to check it out at Stormfront.org. There is a forum as well as the radio portion. This has world-wide out reach. You can access the radio by clicking on the icons at top left corner of the home page.
Those who perhaps did not see Friday's blog need to scroll down to it. We have reporters from France doing a story. The Knights continually attract the media from the U.S. and the world as they are aware that The Knights is the premier White Nationalist organization in America.
While they were here they were also extremely interested in the music of Heritage Connection, along with interviews and taping. Check out their website at, heritageconnection.tv
While they were taping Heritage Connection we took some pictures which I will post here.
Don't forget our Christmas Fellowship Conference on December 1 & 2. If you are able to come we would love to have you attend. Call for more information at 870-427-3414. Also the Faith & Freedom Conference is going to have Paul Fromm from Ontario, Canada as a speaker. Make plans and bring your family and friends. I won't be posting again until Tuesday morning.

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