Today is the 225th birthday of our Corps, and I would like to say Happy Birthday to all of my fellow Marines. For 225 years, we have been there when the nation needed us to do whatever it was that needed to be done, and we will continue to be here, ready to do what needs to be done. Always remember the Marines who have gone before us, whose sacrifices have allowed us to live in this great land of ours. Remember the Marines of the present, who sacrifice so much to ensure the security of our home. Encourage the Marines of the future, because they ARE the future of our Corps. Happy Birthday, Marines. Semper Fidelis. Semper Maintenance!