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Celebrate United States Marine Corp birthday

Celebrate United States Marine Corp birthday

NOTRE DAME, IN  (October 26, 2012) On November 10th, Holy Cross College will host its 9th annual Marine Corp flag raising, in honor of the Marine Corps' 237th birthday.

Marines from the Notre Dame NROTC and the United States Marine Corps Reserves, along with those from around the South Bend area and those affiliated with Holy Cross College, will join in honor of the Corps' birthday. 

Celebrations will be held worldwide on November 10 as a result of Gen. John A. Lejeune's order on November 1, 1921, which provided a summary of the history, mission, and traditions of the Corps.  Gen. Lejeune directed that the order be read to every command, each subsequent year on November 10, in honor of the founding of the Marine Corps. 

The order will be read in locations across the United States, Afghanistan, and worldwide, wherever Marines are found.  Celebrations range from silent observations in an austere locations, to more ceremonial readings.

The local flag raising will take place at 8am at the Col. Brian Regan Flag Complex, located on the campus of Holy Cross.  The public is welcome. 

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Holy Cross College is a Catholic, four-year, co-educational, liberal arts institution founded in 1966 by the Brothers of Holy Cross.  With a 13:1 faculty/student ratio, students find personal attention from professors who care about their success and development in mind, body, and spirit. The Four Pillars of the core curriculum include a professional internship, service to others, a global perspective experience, and a senior Capstone presentation which summarizes and synthesizes each student's learning. Located in Notre Dame, Indiana, Holy Cross College provides the best of both worlds: a close-knit, small college atmosphere with the resources and social opportunities of a large university.