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Re: Happy (?) 238th Birthday Gyrenes
« on: November 10, 2013, 07:36:40 AM »
? due to what's happening re: The Purges.

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Tun Tavern in Philly

On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress commissioned Samuel Nicholas to raise two Battalions of Marines.  That very day, Nicholas set up shop in Tun Tavern.  He appointed Robert Mullan, then the proprietor of the tavern, to the job of chief Marine Recruiter -- serving, of course, from his place of business at Tun Tavern.  Prospective recruits flocked to the tavern, lured by (1) cold beer and (2) the opportunity to serve in the new Corps of Marines.  So, yes, the U.S. Marine Corps was indeed born in Tun Tavern.  Needless to say, both the Marine Corps and the tavern thrived during this new relationship.

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Re: Happy (?) 238th Birthday Gyrenes
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2013, 09:24:17 AM »
"Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem."

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Re: Re: Happy (?) 238th Birthday Gyrenes
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2013, 10:02:16 AM »
I guess I gotta give a salute....quite begrudgingly, though!
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Re: Happy (?) 238th Birthday Gyrenes
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2013, 03:15:15 PM »
"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."

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Re: Happy (?) 238th Birthday Gyrenes
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2013, 07:13:06 AM »
Ooh Rah! 

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