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In Recognition of the Marine Corps Birthday on Nov 10th, and Veterans Day on Nov 11th

  • In Recognition of the Marine Corps Birthday on Nov 10th, and Veterans Day on Nov 11th

By Capt Joseph R. John, November 9, 2017, Op Ed # 375

We honor all US Marines not only on November 10th, the US Marine Corps’ 242nd Birthday, but on every day.  Over the last 9 years, 31 of the 114 endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress who ran for Congress were members of the US Marine Corps; they are listed on the Endorsements and Alumni pages of our Web site.  

Seven of 31 Marines that were endorsed as Combat Veterans For Congress were elected to Congress.  Those who have served their country in combat as US Marines, and subsequently continued their service to the Republic as members of US House of Representatives are Cong John P. Kline (Col-USMC/Ret), Cong Paul Cook (Col-USMC/Ret), Cong Duncan D. Hunter (Maj-USMCR), Cong Michael Coleman (Maj-USMC), Cong Michael J. Gallagher (Capt-USMC), Cong Steve T. Kuykendall (Capt-USMC), and Cong Michael Grimm (Sgt-USMC).

On November 11th, we ask all Americans to remember and recognize all Veterans who have served their country in the US Armed Forces during the Republic’s 242 year history.  We especially “Honor” those members of the US Armed Forces who gave their last full measure of devotion in defense of the Republic.  Veterans and active duty personnel can click on the below listed link to learn of the many deals and discounts that restaurants, businesses, and special attractions are extending, to thank them for their service on Veterans Day, and in some cases discounts are good throughout the Veterans Day weekend.  

An average of 22 Veterans commit suicide every day, many of them are suffering from PTSD as a result of their duty on foreign fields in combat, and many have not been able to obtain timely or adequate medical treatment.

By clicking on the below listed link, you will be able to listen to a powerful message delivered by President Ronald Reagan about “A Soldier and His Pledge.” 

Veterans, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America” for an amount “up to and including their lives.”

If you have the opportunity to recognize a Veteran’s service in defense of the Republic---we encourage you to thank that Veteran for their service. 

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