By resolution of the Second Continental Congress on November 10, 1775 – celebrated as the date of the U.S. Marine Corps birthday - at Tun Tavern, Philadelphia, Captain Samuel Nichols formed the first two battalions of Continental Marines. The U.S. Marine Corps have since served with honor and distinction in every American armed conflict. This glorious recruitment poster, dated 1913, reflects a history that, by the numbers, predates the American Declaration of Independence. All the original fine details of this beautiful poster have been carefully arranged to suit each individual product. It will make a wonderful gift for any Marine or student of military history. Everything is a template object and can easily be changed or re-sized. Please feel free to customize and add photos, sentiments or the message of your choice. Zazzle makes it easy and fun! This piece of U.S. Marine Corps history is available here at Bon Ton Designs on many other products. We have hats.