On this date in 1775, the Continental Congress authorized the creation of the United States Marine Corps. This date is celebrated across the Corps on this day every year.
Saturday, I will be honoring it by attending the annual Marine Corps Breakfast at the Fox Lake, Illinois, American Legion Post #703, which is also the kickoff for the Toys for Tots Program.
Later that day, I will be attending the Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting in DeKalb, Illinois, honoring American veterans of all wars. And, the Confederacy had their own Confederate States Marine Corps (CSMC).
After that I plan to return to Fox Lake for the annual Veterans Day Dance at the American Legion featuring the Lakes Area Swing band, playing all that great World War II music.