West Seattle Marines: Celebrate the Corps’ 242nd birthday Friday

The night before Veterans Day, it’s the 242nd birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps – founded by an Act of Congress on November 10, 1775 – and Marine veteran Tim McConnell is organizing an informal celebration:

I am seeing if there are any other Marines in the area that want to get together this Friday for an informal celebration of the Marine Corps birthday. The usual Marine Corps birthday is a very formal ball, and is full of pomp and circumstance and formalities that I don’t have the time or energy to be a part of. I just want to put together a gathering of West Seattle Marines to toast the Corps, read the Commandant’s birthday message, and swap stories.

As you’ll see here, it’s 8-10 pm Friday (November 10th) at Poggie Tavern (4717 California SW) in The Junction. Just show up.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Marines: Celebrate the Corps' 242nd birthday Friday"

  • sbre November 8, 2017 (8:12 pm)

    Semper Fi my fellow Jar Heads!!

    Hope to see you there! 

    • Tim November 10, 2017 (12:53 pm)

      Glad to see at least one other Devil Dog will be joining me!

      • gadams03 November 10, 2017 (1:46 pm)

        I’d like to join you, my Mother was a Marine in WWII and I have a good friend who was a Marine  in the Vietnam War. I have an excerpt from his forthcoming book that  describes a celebration of the Marine Corps B-day with a c-rations pound cake, in a foxhole in 1967 Vietnam. I’d like to come and read if that’s OK. 

        • Tim November 10, 2017 (4:03 pm)

          By all means, the more the merrier!

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