Marines Celebrate 240th Birthday
MCSFBN Bangor provides a dedicated quick reaction security force for Naval Base Kitsap. The MCSF Battalion, Bangor is the largest of the Security Force Battalions in the world. It is an independent Command, capable of self-administration, organized to support and accomplish their own particular mission.
“On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of the Continental Congress. Since that date many thousands of men have borne that name Marine. In memory of them it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the Birthday of our Corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.” John A. Lejune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, 1921.
The Commandant went on to say that “the record of our Corps is one which bears comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world’s history. From the Battle of Trenton to the Argonne, Marines have won foremost honors in war and in the long era of tranquility at home. Generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres, and in every corner of the seven seas so that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security.”
Each year, the current Commandant sends out a message to all of the Marine units. We look forward to hearing this year’s message. The Marines celebrate with their traditions, such as recognizing the oldest and youngest Marine in the room. If you know of an older Marine, please encourage him or her to attend.
Toys for Tots will also be collected. Please bring an unwrapped toy or a donation for this wonderful program.
We also expect a crew visit from the PCU Washington (SSN-787) currently being constructed in Norfolk VA. Five members of the crew are making their first namesake visit to the state. Come out and meet the crew.
Our social hour will begin at 11 am; opening will be at 11:45 followed by lunch and then the very special program by the Marines. Location is the Bangor Conference Center, Trident Ballroom, NBK, Bangor.
This is a great program so bring your friends and neighbors
- Please call Evergreen Transfer & Storage at 360 674-2762 for your lunch registration. Please call at your earliest convenience.
- Cut off for reservations is November 3
- Please give your name as it appears on your driver’s license.
- Spell your name to help make certain that it will be correct on the gate access sheet.
- If you do not have base access, you will need to provide your date of birth.