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Cheers to 247 Years: Join the Kearsarge Marines for the USMC's Birthday

Gunnery Sergeant Bob Selig cuts the cake with the youngest Marine at a past birthday celebration.Courtesy of NEW LONDON — The Kearsarge Marines are prepping for a celebration, as this year marks the 247th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps. To mark the occasion, they will be holding their annual Meet/Greet Reception and Luncheon Program on Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 11 AM to 2 PM. According to information provided by the Manager of the Kearsarge Marines, Retired Reserve Major David Dunning, the USMC was founded on November 10, 1775, during a meeting of the Continental Congress at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The USMC originally consisted of two battalions.

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