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.
At 245 years old today, the U.S. Marine Corps has had a lot of time to build up traditions. As does Marines’ Memorial Association who turns 74 today! 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!
Celebrate Our Heroes
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.
We hope you’ll celebrate this amazing milestone with us, because after the year we’ve had, we all deserve a reason to celebrate!
But this special day is also a reason to give back to the military community. Will you consider demonstrating your commitment to our veterans, currently serving and their families with a contribution? 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.
Give A Gift Today
By giving on this special day, you’ll follow a tradition older than our Nation — supporting those who volunteer to defend our freedoms today.
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.
Marines’ Memorial Association & Foundation
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, 415.673.6672 Copyright © 2020, All rights reserved
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