Marine Corps beats Navy in Twitter birthday wishes

When the U.S. Navy celebrated its 235th birthday on October 13, four lawmakers tweeted congratulations.

Not too shabby, right? 

But today, as the U.S. Marine Corps marks its own 235th, 27 officials have already celebrated the occasion on Twitter.

Read some of the messages below. Compare to the Navy's aggregate here.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said:

Happy birthday, USMC, and thank you for all that you do to protect our nation

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) said:

Semper Fi! Thank you & Happy Birthday! RT "@TheNatlGuard: We'd like to wish the @USMC a very Happy 235th Birthday! #Marines #USMCBirthday"

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said:

Happy birthday #USMC! You have kept America safe & ensured our freedoms for 235 years. Thank you! Semper Fi!

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said:

@USMC Happy 235th birthday to the United States Marine Corps! Thanks for everything you do to keep our country safe and free.

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) said:

USMC Video: U.S. @SenPatRoberts wishes #Marines happy birthday. http://cot.ag/c2PHec

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) said:

Happy 235th Birthday to the #USMarineCorps. Thanks to everyone who serves for protecting our freedoms. #USMC #Louisiana

Sen. George LeMieux (R-Fla.) said:

Happy 235th Birthday USMC! From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli...keeping us safe and free.

Adm. Mike Mullen, also Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said:

Happy Birthday USMC-for your courage & dedication to our country we thank you & your families.

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said:

Many go through life wondering if they’ve made a difference; a Marine never has that problem. Happy 235th birthday @USMC.

Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) said:

Happy 235th birthday to the Marines!

Presumptive House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said:

Happy 235th Birthday, @USMC

Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) said:

Today is the 235th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. http://bit.ly/9YClEl #SemperFi

Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) said:

Happy 235th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) said:

Happy 235th Birthday to the Marine Corps--Semper Fi!

Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) said:

Happy 235th birthday to @USMC! Semper Fi!

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) said:

Wishing the Marine Corps a Happy Birthday. Thank you for your great service and happy 235th, USMC!

Rep. Robert Wittman (R-Va.) said:

Happy 235th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps. Thank you to all for your service and sacrifice. Semper Fi!

Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) said:

Happy 235th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps. And thank you to those who sacrifice every day in service to our country.

Rep. W. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) said:

Happy birthday to the United States Marine Corp - 235 years old today! Click LIKE if you appreciate the Marine Corp!

Rep. Christopher John Lee (R-N.Y.) said:

Happy 235th birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps. Thank you to all who serve to protect our great country!

Rep. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) said:

Happy Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps. Today is the 235th anniversary of their founding in 1775.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) said:

Happy 235th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps! Thank you all for your service.

Rep. Erik Paulson (R-Minn.) said:

“Freedom is not free, but the United States Marine Corps will pay most of your share.” – President Obama. Happy 235th Birthday to @USMC.

Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao (R-La.) said:

Happy 235th Birthday, U.S. Marine Corps! We thank you for your dedication and service in preserving our freedom and way of life.

Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) said:

Happy 235th birthday to the Marines. Thank you for sacrificing everything to defend this great nation.

Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) said:

Happy 235th Birthday to the United States Marine Corp! I am proud of all our Marines who have served our country... http://fb.me/DIvGmn3S

Rep. David Reichert (R-Wash.) said:

Happy birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps. America appreciates your 235 years of service and sacrifice - Semper Fi. Oorah!

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) said:

Deepest gratitude to @USMC on its 235th birthday and to those who serve #tcot #redeye

Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.) said:

Happy 235th birthday to the United States Marine Corps (@USMC)! Semper Fidelis!

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) said:

Congrats to US Marine Corps on birthday of its founding: Semper Fi!

Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.) said:

@USMC Happy birthday United States Marine Corps! Thank you for keeping our country safe and free

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) said:

Wishing the #USMC a happy 235th b-day. I salute ‘the Few, the Proud,’ before me and those after me who serve Corps and country. #mil

Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) said:

Happy 235th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps. Honoring all Marines past and present. Semper Fidelis.

Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) said:

Hagan wishes the US Marine Corps a Happy 235th Birthday!

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said:

Today is the 235th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. Happy Birthday!

The Department of Defense official Twitter account said:

Happy 235th Birthday @USMC! #USMCBirthday

Admiral Mullen @thejointstaff wishes the #Marines a Happy 235th Birthday http://bit.ly/bbQi64 @USMC

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) said:

The U.S. Marine Corps turns 235 today. Happy Birthday, and THANK YOU to all the Marines who have so diligently served our country. #USMC

The Air Force said:

Happy 235th Birthday @USMC! Nice video at http://bit.ly/b5Muzb Semper Fi!

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead said:

Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps! There is nothing like the Corps, and there is nothing that can compare... http://fb.me/Ld4fK957

The House Armed Services Committee Democrats account said:

Happy 235th Birthday to the United States Marine Corp, #USMC #SemperFi

The official U.S. Marine Corps account said, linking to a video

Happy birthday Marine Corps - From the commandant and sergeant major.

The Department of Veterans Affairs said:

All the best to the U.S. Marine Corps on its 235th birthday!

Karl Rove said:

Happy Birthday USMC! We are all grateful to you and your families for your service and dedication to protecting our great nation.