Happy Birthday, USMC!

An item from a fellow veterans organization in the Bay Area.


Happy Birthday,
U.S. Marine Corps!
We build our lives on tradition.

 

Just try to picture New Year’s Eve without a midnight countdown, or Independence Day without fireworks.

 

At 244 years old today, the U.S. Marine Corps has had a lot of time to build up traditions. Across the world, Marines are celebrating their birthday with time-honored customs like slicing a cake with a sword and handing out the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in the room. It’s as much a part of their identity as the nickname “devil dog” (which dates to WWI).

A Marine’s character is less tangible than the Eagle, Globe and Anchor on his or her uniform, but it’s as much a tradition. And their diehard belief in loyalty, best summed up by the Marine Corps motto “Semper Fidelis” (Always Faithful), is something we can all easily adopt.

 

Will you consider demonstrating your commitment to our veterans, currently serving and their families with a gift? Supporting the Marines’ Memorial on this special day allows us to fund our programs, including:

 

  • Aid & Assist Program — Provides care packages for deployed service members, complimentary memberships for currently serving and subsidized rooms during training in the area and while transitioning to civilian life.
  • Gold Star Parents Honor & Remembrance Event — Offers grieving parents the means to connect with a supportive community and build essential relationships that last a lifetime.
  • Scholarship Program — Gives the children and grandchildren of veterans the opportunity to pursue higher education.
By giving on this special day, you’ll follow a tradition older than the United States — supporting those who defend our freedoms.

 

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

 

If your giving is restricted to 501(c)3 organizations, please consider a gift to Marines’ Memorial Foundation which supports all programs of the Marines’ Memorial Association. Please contact the Marines’ Memorial Development Department at development@marinesmemorial.org for more information.

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