The commandant has officially wished the Marine Corps a happy 240th birthday.
"We hope each of you will have a chance to reflect on our history, remember those who sacrificed and reaffirm your commitment to the strengthening of our Corps," Neller said.
This year also marks the 100th anniversary of Parris Island, and the video opens with young recruits about to enter boot camp.
"What made me want to be a Marine was being able to lead others, but also fight for my country, whether that be actually going into combat or just serving in a way that could help others," one poolee said.
Their messages reinforce the core values of the Marine Corps, which have endured through the ages.
The Corps has seen many changes over the century, Green said, "but one thing that hasn't changed is each Marine's commitment to contributing to our great legacy."
The video also honors this year's 70th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima and provides a retrospective of the Corps' history, including interviews with several Marine veterans of past conflicts.
"I want to reinforce this point," Neller said. "You are the embodiment of that legacy; it's the very embodiment of who we are and what we will continue to be."
Neller concluded by wishing Marines a happy birthday, wherever they might be.
"We must remain ready for the next fight, wherever and whenever it is, and we must continue to uphold the legacy of those that have gone before, and we remain Semper Fidelis," he said.