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Learn about the U.S. Marines during the American Revolution at free lecture

A retired Marine officer and history teacher will talk about the Corps' early history, which actually predates the country itself

Dressed in a Marine uniform appropriate to the period, Lt. Col. Ed Forte will tell how the Marines were formed early in the American Revolution, and the indispensable role they played in defeating the British and achieving independence for the new nation. As every Marine can tell you – since the Marine Birthday is a major event every year in the Corps – the Marines got their start on 10 November 1775, when the Second Continental Congress established the Continental Marines with a decree that two battalions be raised . That means the Marines officially existed eight months before the Declaration of Independence was signed – making the Corps older than the nation itself.

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February 28, 2020

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Add to Calendar 02/28/202012:00 PM 02/28/202001:00 PM America/New_York Learn about the U.S. Marines during the American Revolution at free lecture Dressed in a Marine uniform appropriate to the period, Lt. Col. Ed Forte will tell how the Marines were formed early in the American Revolution, and the... More info at www.columbiabusinessmonthly.com/events/184955/learn-about-the-u-s-marines-during-the-american-revolution-at-free-lecture South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum 301 Gervais St. , Columbia, SC 29201 axEakIwmdzNKaowyWmiv58927

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South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum 301 Gervais St. Columbia 29201 SC US

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803-737-8095

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