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Veterans Day 2019

November 13, 2019

Earnest B. Freeman: 45 years of dedicated service recognized

“I didn’t choose the Marine Corps, it chose me.” Those words still resonate with one man, 45 years after first enlisting.In 1972, Ernest B. Freeman walked into a recruiting station in Middletown, New...

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November 12, 2019

Camp Pendleton vets share their story

“Esprit de Corps.” It is the pride, brotherhood, and common loyalty that binds every Marine together, regardless of generation, age, and experience. From the forests of Belleau Wood, to the volcanic...

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November 11, 2019

Carteret County hosts annual Veterans Day parade

Carteret County hosts its annual Veterans Day parade in Morehead City, Nov. 9, 2019. The parade was held to honor and recognize those who have and are currently serving in the armed forces.Since 1919,...

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November 9, 2019

Wreath-laying ceremony honors Marine Corps veterans’ Honor, Courage, Commitment

Ahead of Veterans Day, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Troy E. Black recognized the service of Marine Corps veterans during a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Nov. 8.This year, the...

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Happy Veterans Day from MCAS Miramar
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing
Nov. 8, 2019 | 1:29
Happy Veterans Day from MCAS Miramar
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing
Nov. 8, 2019 | 1:29
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Marines with the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing marching band fill the streets during the 2019 annual Carteret County Veterans Day Parade in Morehead City, North Carolina, Nov. 9, 2019. The Carteret County Veterans Day Parade has grown from only a handful of participants to over 2,000 participants honoring our veterans and is now the largest Veterans Day Parade in North Carolina. The parade was established to allow veterans, veterans’ service organizations, individuals, and any other group/organization the opportunity to remember and to honor our nation’s veterans who have proudly served this country.
Montford Point Marine veterans participate in the 2019 annual Carteret County Veterans Day Parade in Morehead City, North Carolina, Nov. 9, 2019. The annual observance of Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to honor the brave men and women who made the sacrifice to serve their country. Participants of the parade included local politicians, the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing marching band, the Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point color guard, and local veteran organizations.
Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon march in formation during the 2019 Veteran’s Day Parade in New York, New York, Nov. 11, 2019. The Veteran’s Day Parade is hosted annually to commemorate the service and sacrifice of service members and their families.
Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon stand at attention during the 2019 Veteran’s Day Parade in New York, New York, Nov. 11, 2019. The Veteran’s Day Parade is hosted annually to commemorate the service and sacrifice of service members and their families.
Marines with "The Commandant's Own," U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps perform the "Marines' Hymn" during the 2019 Veteran's Day Parade in New York, New York, Nov. 11, 2019. The Veteran’s Day Parade is hosted annually to commemorate the service and sacrifice of service members and their families.
Marines with “The Commandant’s Own,” U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps perform during the 2019 Veteran’s Day Parade in New York, New York, Nov. 11, 2019. The Veteran’s Day Parade is hosted annually to commemorate the service and sacrifice of service members and their families.
Supporters attend the 2019 Veteran’s Day Parade in New York, New York, Nov. 11, 2019. The Veteran’s Day Parade is hosted annually to commemorate the service and sacrifice of service members and their families.
Marines with Marine Barracks Washington march during the 2019 Veteran’s Day Parade in New York, New York, Nov. 11, 2019. The Veteran’s Day Parade is hosted annually to commemorate the service and sacrifice of service members and their families.
Supporters attend the 2019 Veteran’s Day Parade in New York, New York, Nov. 11, 2019. The Veteran’s Day Parade is hosted annually to commemorate the service and sacrifice of service members and their families.
A Marine veteran shows support to the Marines during the 2019 Veteran’s Day Parade in New York, New York, Nov. 11, 2019. The Veteran’s Day Parade is hosted annually to commemorate the service and sacrifice of service members and their families.
Marines with “The Commandant’s Own,” U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps perform during the 2019 Veteran’s Day Parade in New York, New York, Nov. 11, 2019. The Veteran’s Day Parade is hosted annually to commemorate the service and sacrifice of service members and their families.
Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon greet attendees during the 2019 Veteran’s Day Parade in New York, New York, Nov. 11, 2019. The Veteran’s Day Parade is hosted annually to commemorate the service and sacrifice of service members and their families.
Master Gunnery Sgt. Keith Martinez, drum major, “The Commandant’s Own,” U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, marches during the 2019 Veteran’s Day Parade in New York, New York, Nov. 11, 2019. The Veteran’s Day Parade is hosted annually to commemorate the service and sacrifice of service members and their families.
Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon march in formation during the 2019 Veteran’s Day Parade in New York, New York, Nov. 11, 2019. The Veteran’s Day Parade is hosted annually to commemorate the service and sacrifice of service members and their families.
Marines with “The Commandant’s Own,” U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps perform during the 2019 Veteran’s Day Parade in New York, New York, Nov. 11, 2019. The Veteran’s Day Parade is hosted annually to commemorate the service and sacrifice of service members and their families.
Marines with Marine Barracks Washington march during the 2019 Veteran’s Day Parade in New York, New York, Nov. 11, 2019. The Veteran’s Day Parade is hosted annually to commemorate the service and sacrifice of service members and their families.
Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon march in formation during the 2019 Veteran’s Day Parade in New York, New York, Nov. 11, 2019. The Veteran’s Day Parade is hosted annually to commemorate the service and sacrifice of service members and their families.
Marines with the Battle Color Detachment, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., march during the 2019 Veteran’s Day Parade in New York, New York, Nov. 11, 2019. The Veteran’s Day Parade is hosted annually to commemorate the service and sacrifice of service members and their families.
Marines with The U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard march during the 2019 Veteran’s Day Parade in New York, New York, Nov. 11, 2019. The Veteran’s Day Parade is hosted annually to commemorate the service and sacrifice of service members and their families.
Marines with The U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard march during the 2019 Veteran’s Day Parade in New York, New York, Nov. 11, 2019. The Veteran’s Day Parade is hosted annually to commemorate the service and sacrifice of service members and their families.
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger, left, and Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps, Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black, right, prepare to lay a wreath at the conclusion of the 2019 New York City Veterans Day Parade, which marked its centennial anniversary and honored the Marine Corps as its featured service. Formed Nov. 10, 1775, as naval augment forces capable of fighting both at sea and on shore, the Marine Corps has secured freedom in every major conflict America has faced. Together, the Navy-Marine Corps Team enables the joint force to partner together and operate on behalf of national defense in this era of great power competition. Steeped in the core values of honor, courage and commitment, Marines bring moral, physical, and intellectual strength to every situation. When their time in uniform is done, Marines use those qualities to continue to serve their communities.
Medal of Honor recipients and grand marshals of the 2019 New York City Veterans Day Parade Army Staff Sgt. Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura, Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer Four Hershel "Woody" Williams and former Senator Bob Kerrey are pictured during the parade. The 2019 parade marked its centennial anniversary and honored the Marine Corps as its featured service. Formed Nov. 10, 1775, as naval augment forces capable of fighting both at sea and on shore, the Marine Corps has secured freedom in every major conflict America has faced. Together, the Navy-Marine Corps Team enables the joint force to partner together and operate on behalf of national defense in this era of great power competition. Steeped in the core values of honor, courage and commitment, Marines bring moral, physical, and intellectual strength to every situation. When their time in uniform is done, Marines use those qualities to continue to serve their communities.
Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps, Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black salutes following a wreath laying at the conclusion of the 2019 New York City Veterans Day Parade, which marked its centennial anniversary and honored the Marine Corps as its featured service. Formed Nov. 10, 1775, as naval augment forces capable of fighting both at sea and on shore, the Marine Corps has secured freedom in every major conflict America has faced. Together, the Navy-Marine Corps Team enables the joint force to partner together and operate on behalf of national defense in this era of great power competition. Steeped in the core values of honor, courage and commitment, Marines bring moral, physical, and intellectual strength to every situation. When their time in uniform is done, Marines use those qualities to continue to serve their communities.