We Celebrated Their 236th Birthday With US Marines

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My husband is a former Marine having served during WWII. His service included
  • Fourth Anti-Aircraft Battalion on Guadalcanal
  • Sixth Marine Division Guam
  • Sixth Marine Division Okinawa
  • Sixth Marine Division Tsingtao, China for 9 months after the war ended
Like all Marines, he believes "Once A Marine Always A Marine". The National Museum of The Marine Corps in Prince William County is one of his favorite haunts.

Today, we attended the 236th birthday celebration at the museum. The oldest and youngest Marine in attendance participate in the ceremony. Arthur was only the second oldest in attendance. The oldest Marine had fought on Iwo Jima, the bloodiest battle in the history of the Corps.

We hope you enjoy the ceremony. It starts with The Marines Hymn and ends with Auld Lang Syne. The narration is by a museum staffer.




Semper Fi


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Karen and Art Kruschka have 35 years experience working together in Woodbridge, Dumfries, Manassas, Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket Prince William County

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David Spencer
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You have more reasons than some others to celebrate Veterans Day.

November 10, 2011 07:09 PM
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David  Arthur tells everbody he fought in WWII to make the US a safe place for me to be born - that is OK with me

November 10, 2011 07:20 PM
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
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Karen & Arthur, Thank you!  Arthur, Thank you for the precious sevice that you and others gave us!  Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps!!

November 10, 2011 07:43 PM
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Tony Of course, nowadays he tells people, "Do I look like I was in a group that won a war?"

November 10, 2011 07:47 PM
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Lynda Eisenmann
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Hi Karen,

Oh I just loved this...got the goose bumps to prove it! My thanks to all those who served, past..present & future, GOD Bless them all.

Btw, I attened a Marine Corp. Birthday here in So Cal at Camp Pendelton years ago, it was quite an event.

November 10, 2011 07:50 PM
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Lynda  There are two things Marines do well - fight and party

November 10, 2011 07:53 PM
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Patrick White
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Good Evening karen

Thanks for the post. And thanks to Arthur, his fellow marines and their families for their service and support in helping secure our nation and our rights and freedoms as Americans.

Happy birthday to Arthur and the Marine Corp.  Have a great Veterans Day.

November 10, 2011 07:55 PM
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Pat  That is very kind - I'll pass your thoughts along yo my husband

November 10, 2011 08:03 PM
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Kay Van Kampen
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Karen, that was a great ceremony and tribute to all the Marines.  Congratulations and thanks to Arthur.  My children's father retired after 22 years service in the military. 

November 10, 2011 09:32 PM
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Lisa Cromwell
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Excellent post just in time for Veterans Day 11-11-11.  I've not been to the Nation Museum of the Marine Corp yet but definitely have put it on my list of places to visit now. 

November 10, 2011 10:17 PM
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Kay  The Marines, like all branches of the service, have their individual traditions.

November 11, 2011 02:24 AM
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Lisa  It is a lovely museum - you will enjoy it

November 11, 2011 02:25 AM
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Karen,

What a moving and memorable ceremony. Thanks for sharing it with us this Veterans Day.

Steve

November 11, 2011 09:48 AM
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Steve  You are most welcome

November 11, 2011 10:07 AM
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Karen,

A beautiful tribute, lovely ceremony - I am finding so many, thank you to YouTube for allowing us to share these moments.  And, thank you to your husband for his service - Thanks from a Grateful Nation!

 

November 11, 2011 11:12 AM
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Lisa  YouTube has given us a whole new world - we owe so much to so many

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