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Breckenridge: Marines to raise flags at justice center in honor of Marine Corps birthday


On Wednesday, at 8 a.m., local Marines will raise the flags at the justice center in honor of the 235th anniversary of the inception of the Marine Corps. Former Marines and members of the public are invited to attend to help celebrate the accomplishments of the U.S. Marines, to show appreciation for their service and to pay tribute to those who have served and given the greatest sacrifice in defense of our nation.

The event will take place at the Summit County Justice Center, located at 501 N. Park Ave. in Breckenridge, and will feature the ceremonial raising of the flags and the reading of a letter from the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

In 1776, a committee of the Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia to draft a resolution calling for two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore. The resolution was approved on Nov. 10, 1775, officially forming the Continental Marines. Each year, the Marine Corps marks Nov. 10 with a celebration of the brave spirit which compelled these men and thousands since to defend our country as United States Marines.

For more information, contact Mac Trench, former Marine and owner of Mac Services at (970) 409-9834.

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