Letter to the Editor

Marine Corps marks 240th birthday

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Dear Editor,

The U.S. Marine Corps will celebrate its 240th birthday on Nov. 10, 2015. As many readers know, our Continental Congress established the Marine Corps as a new branch of the military on Nov. 10, 1775. Therefore, local Marines, spouses and friends will celebrate the anniversary of our beloved Corps.

The festivities will be at the McCook Eagles Club, 805 East B, with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. sit-down dinner and ceremonial Marine Corps cake-cutting to follow.

Entertainment will be by the local musical group, "Threefold."

Reservations are required; $15 per person by Nov. 3 or $20 at the door. Reservations can be made by calling Dan Stramel at (308) 345-5213 or stopping by his office at 219 W. First in McCook.

We hope to see many of our "Jarheads" in attendance.

Semper Fi

Duane Tappe,

McCook, Nebraska

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