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Marines celebrate 242 years with ball

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By Beverly Lane Lorenz

How old is the U.S. Marine Corps?
It’s even older than the country it serves – 242 years, an event celebrated Nov. 10 at the Marine Birthday Ball, sponsored by the Sun City Carolina Lakes Marine Interest Group. 
“The Marine Corps was created Nov. 10, 1775, when the Continental Congress resolved that ‘two Battalions of Marines be raised’ to serve as landing forces and shipboard security for the recently organized navy fleet,” according to www.history.com.


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