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Happy 242nd Birthday To The U.S. Marine Corps [SLIDESHOW]

Today is the U.S. Marine Corps’ 242nd birthday. These people are the bravest men and women our nation has to offer.

They put their lives on the line in order for all of us to have the freedoms we enjoy each and everyday.

If you see a marine today, please take a few seconds out of your day to say, “Thank you.” Also take some time out of your day to take a look at the bravest men and women serving our country.

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  • A U.S. Marine Corps unit fires a rifle salute during a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor at Kilo Pier on December 07, 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)
  • Members of the Marines march during the presidential inauguration at the U.S. Capitol January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jack Gruber-Pool/Getty Images)
  • US Marines stand guard outside Marine One as they wait for US President Donald Trump to depart Snap-On Tools in Kenosha, Wisconsin in April 2017. (Photo credit/SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
  • U.S. President Donald Trump salutes a U.S. Marine before boarding Marine One while departing from the White House in March 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
  • A member of the US Marine Corps stands guard outside the West Wing of the White House while US President Donald Trump works June 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
  • President Trump exiting Marine One. (Photo Credit/Getty Images)
  • Members of the United States Marine Corps color guard stand on the field before game two of the 2017 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in October 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
  • US President Donald Trump tries to help replace a hat that the wind had blown from the head of a US Marine guarding Marine One following Trump's arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, in July 2017, following a 4-day trip to Poland and Germany for the G20 Summit. (Photo credit/SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Members of the Marine Corp stand at attention prior to the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)
  • Members of the Marine Corp stand at attention prior to the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)
  • A U.S. Marine stands on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. for the inauguration ceremony of Donald J. Trump. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)