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We Will be Saluting Marines on Thier 244th Birthday

We Will be Saluting The American Legion on Their 100th Birthday

No Such Thing as an Ex-Marine'


Alan Opra will be honored as the Veteran of Distinction at the

14th Annual Detroit Veterans Day Parade.  Shown here with his best friend Boss.

In preparation for the battles of the American Revolution, future President John Adams drafted a resolution to create "two Battalions of Marines," which was adopted by the Continental Congress on November 10, 1775. Over the next two centuries, Marines have deployed across the globe and completed countless missions to maintain America's security. Every year, on November 10, the military branch celebrates its birthday.

On Sunday November 10, 2019, 244 years later,  we hope as many Marines as possible land in Downtown Detroit at our 14th Annual Detroit Veterans Day Parade and lets their fellow Veterans help them celebrate their birthday.

Hopefully the Detroit Veterans Day Parade will bring leathernecks back to a time when they were surrounded by their brothers and sisters.

There are approximately 194,000 Marines actively serving today, with another 40,000 Marines serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.

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