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Readshaw bill salutes Marines on November 10


Last updated 11/1/2012 at 12:30pm

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has unanimously adopted H.R. 778 introduced by Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny.

The resolution declares Nov. 10 as Marine Corps Day in Pennsylvania. The date was selected to coincide with the founding of the U.S. Marine Corps by the Second Continental Congress on Nov. 10, 1775.

“It is the Marines who are depicted raising the flag on Iwo Jima during World War II,” Mr. Readshaw said.

“The Marine motto, ‘Semper Fidelis,’ which is Latin for ‘always faithful,’ truly represents the attitude of the Marines, even those who have since retired,” Rep. Readshaw added.

Marines have played a major part in all U.S. military conflicts, from the Revolutionary War through recent battles in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Marine Corps Day also marks the 237th anniversary of the founding of the Marine Corps.


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