Marine Corps Flag
Shop for authentic United States Marine Corps Flags. We offer indoor and outdoor Marine Corps flags in nylon and polyester. Our outdoor flags are finished with a canvas heading, while indoor flags are finished with a lined pole hem and your choice of with or without fringe. We also offer indoor and outdoor Marine Corps flag sets.
History of the Marine Corps Flag
The United States Marine Corps flag features a red field with an eagle in the center, above a globe, which has an anchor around it. Underneath the globe, "United States Marine Corps" is written in a banner. The eagle, globe and anchor are the official emblem of the U.S. Marine corps (it is also known as EGA).
The eagle carries a banner in its beak that writes "Semper Fidelis," which translates as "Always Faithful." The eagle represents the United States of America, the globe represents the Western hemisphere, and the Marine Corps willingness to serve anywhere in the world, and the anchor represents the tradition of the marines and their work and service in the Department of the Navy.
The red and gold colors of the flag were established as the official colors of the marines in 1925 and the United States Marine Corps Flag was officially adopted on January 18th, 1939. The flag is mainly flown during ceremonies and parades.
In 1775, a maritime service was founded by Samuel Nicholas. Two units of continental marines (marine forces of the American colonies) were formed as a branch of troops who were able to fight both at sea and shore. Eventually, the continental marines joined with the maritime operations and were able to serve on the naval vessels.
In April 1783, the continental marines were disbanded and on July 11th, 1798, the United States Marine Corps was formed as the country realized it needed more defense.
The United States Marine Corps is a very important branch of the military and the soldiers that are part of the Marines are sometimes some of the first soldiers that will enter a military operation or combat.
Their role is to secure the bases from which the army and air force can operate and work. The main missions are "seizure or defense of advanced naval bases and other land operations to support naval campaigns," "Development of tactics, technique, and equipment used by amphibious landing forces in coordination with the Army and Air Force", and "such other duties as the President or Department of Defense may direct."
They have a very close relationship with the Navy (even though they are separate) and will provide safety on the Navy ships and many marine units are stationed on them.
The United States Marine Corps, between all the military branches, have a high focus on value and very often state, "The few, The Proud, The Marines." It has always been a force that will always defend the United States of America anywhere and has been involved in many important battles and many conflicts, such as the First Barbary War (1801-1805), The War of 1812, and the Battle of New Orleans. Today, there are approximately 180,000 Marine Corps that are serving the country.