Marine Military Academy to Celebrate Marine Corp Anniversary

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 11:24am

HARLINGEN - Today marks the 236th anniversary of the United States Marine Corps which is also the smallest branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The Marine Corps started in 1775 and the Marine Military Academy will be celebrating their anniversary and Veteran's Day with a parade at 4 PM on the grounds of the school in Harlingen. Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Andi Atkinson, explains what a Marine is really about, "Marines are very proud and very patriotic, but I think all veterans are very proud and very patriotic and I think they're all willing to do what's best for the country and the people of this country. So, I think it's very important when we can honor our veterans that we do so."

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