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||Marine Corps Birthday
||Are you an active duty or retired Marine? Do you have a United State Marine in your family?
If so, you're invited to join the LAFD Historical Society as we pay tribute to the US Marine Corps on the annual day celebrating the commencement of the corps.
The official birthday of the United States Marine Corps, on 10 November 1775, was when the Second Continental Congress decreed:
“That two battalions of Marines be raised consisting of one Colonel, two lieutenant-colonels, two majors and other officers, as usual in other regiments; that they consist of an equal number of privates as with other battalions, that particular care be taken that no persons be appointed to offices, or enlisted into said battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs as to be able to serve for and during the present war with Great Britain and the Colonies; unless dismissed by Congress; that they be distinguished by the names of the First and Second Battalions of Marines."
||November 10, 2012, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM