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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: June 22, 2021 01:25 PM
From: Senator Devlin J. Robinson
To: All Senate members
Subject: Resolution - 250th Anniversary of the United States Navy and Marine Corps
In 2025, the United States Marine Corps and the United States Navy will celebrate their 250th anniversaries. Much of the history of these two branches is based in Pennsylvania, so it is fitting that the Commonwealth be the host site of this celebration.

The history of both branches can be traced back to Philadelphia. On October 13, 1775, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution to procure two armed vessels in anticipation of conflict with the British Empire. The Continental Marines was also established by the Second continental Congress on November 10, 1775 to augment naval forces in the Revolutionary War and conduct ship-to-ship fighting. The Tun Tavern on Water Street in Philadelphia is considered be the birthplace of the Marines.

This concurrent resolution urges the Secretary of the Navy to designate Philadelphia and portions of the Delaware River as the site of the celebration of the 250th birthdays of the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps in October and November 2025.

Please join me in supporting this important concurrent resolution. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Weitzel of my office at 717-787-5839.

Introduced as SR164