On November 10th, 1775, the Continental Marines were established. The Corps was formed by the Continental Congress, with a primary focus on protecting ships and their captains during the American Revolutionary War. There were roughly 130 Colonial Marine officers and some two thousand enlisted Colonial Marines. The Continental Marines were disbanded in 1783 before their re-creation in 1798. As a tribute to the Continental Marines, the United States Marine Corps celebrates November 10th as its birthday.
Every year on the 10th of November there’s a traditional ball followed by a ceremonial cake-cutting. The evening typically starts with cocktails before the ceremony begins. Following the ceremony and a feast, the attendees take to the dance floor. This year, the ball will be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The Corps is celebrating its 240th birthday.
In this video a group of Marines takes center stage on the dance floor and instantly has the crowd erupting. Check out their dance moves below. Impressed? Be sure to let us know in the comments section. If you enjoyed the video, share it with your friends and family on Facebook!