2013 Marine Corps Birthday Message
Enduring Fortitude, Unfailing Valor
The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos, and the Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Micheal P. Barrett, speak to Marines and sailors about the timeless Marine qualities of courage and perseverance by looking back on the landing on Tarawa in World War II, the Battle of Hue City during Vietnam, and crossing the berm into Iraq during the War on Terror. Marine determination, grit and valor make the Corps the ready force America relies on in times of crisis.