Quotes of the Corps:
“Resolved, That two Battalions of marines be raised, consisting of one Colonel, two Lieutenant Colonels, two Majors, and other officers as usual in other regiments; and that they consist of an equal number of privates with other battalions; that particular care be taken, and that no persons be appointed to office, or inlised into said Battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs as to be able to serve to advantage by sea when required: that they be inlisted and commissioned to server for and during the present war between Great Britain and the colonies, unless dismissed by order of Congress: that they be distinguished by the names of the first and second battalions of American Marines, and that they be considered part of the number which the continental Army before Boston is ordered to consist of.”
Resolution of the Continental Congress establishing the Marine Corps – 10 November 1775
Monthly meetings are the first Wednesday of the month, 7:00 PM at the VFW Post 280, 1509 Ashley Street.
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