Marines to celebrate birthday
The 241st birthday of the United States Marine Corps is Thursday, Nov. 10. In 1775, the Continental Congress authorized the formation of two Marine battalions. They made their first landing in the Bahamas in 1776 during the Revolutionary Wary and have been active in nearly every conflict since that time.
The USMC has a strong tradition of celebrating its birthday. Each year we have a birthday party in McCook attended by Marines and former Marines, plus friends and spouses.
We plan to celebrate once again this year and desire to add to our attendance from Southwest Nebraska and Northwest Kansas.
This year we will celebrate the Marine Corps birthday with a dinner at the Coppermill Restaurant in McCook on Thursday, Nov. 10. Social hour will be at 5:30 p.m. if you desire to socialize and tell stories. Diner will be served at 6:30 p.m.
Following dinner, entertainment will be provided by "Three Fold" and the Commandant's annual message will be read, along with the traditional cake cutting.
If you plan to attend, please call (308) 345-5213 to secure your reservation by Monday, Nov. 7. The cost is $15, which will cover the meal, birthday cake and the band. Spouses are encouraged to attend.