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233rd Anniversary

Continental Congress, Philadelphia, 10 November 1775

"Resolved, That two Battalions of marines be raised, consisting of one Colonel, two Lieutenant Colonels, two Majors, and other officers as usual in other regiments; and that they consist of an equal number of privates with other battalions; that particular care be taken, that no persons be appointed to office, or inlisted into said Battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs as to be able to serve to advantage by sea when required: that they be inlisted and commissioned to serve for and during the present war between Great Britain and the colonies, unless dismissed by order of Congress: that they be distinguished by the names of the first and second battalions of American Marines, and that they be considered part of the number which the continental Army before Boston is ordered to consist of."

For those I knew, and know. For the many, many more I've never met in person.

Semper Fidelis

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firesmithsghost
Nov. 10th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
Semper Fidelis
For those of us who never were, because someone else was.
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