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Middlesex County Marines Celebrate 239th Birthday Tonight in Woodbridge

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ – As the saying goes, “Once a Marine, Always a Marine.” Unlike other branches of the U.S. Military, a Marine is a Marine for life.

The official birthday of the United States Marine Corps is celebrated every year on November 10, the day that the Second Continental Congress established the Continental Marines in 1775. The day is marked by a traditional ball and cake-cutting ceremony that was formalized and standardized in 1952.

"On 10 November each year, wherever we are, we pause to celebrate the anniversary of our Corps, and reflect on who we are, what we do, and why we do it" said Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.

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The John Basilone Marine Corps League Detachment 190 of Milltown will join the CPL. Kevin Reinhard Marine Corps League Detachment 189 to celebrate Marines 239th birthday at The Forge Inn in Woodbridge tonight, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The detachments are comprised mostly of Marines from Milltown, Woodbridge, Edison and surrounding townships.

Mel Meszaros, Commandant, John Basilone Detachment said in a telephone conversation what it means to be a Marine in this modified version of the 4th verse of the Star Spangle Banner.

O thus be it ever, when marines shall stand

Between their loved homes and wars desolation

Blessed with victory and peace, may the heaven rescued land

Praise the Marines that has made and protected us a nation!

Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just

And this be our motto: “Semper Fidelis.”

And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave

Over the land of the free and the home of the brave!

 

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