Happy Birthday Marines

November 10, 2007

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Formal commemoration of the birthday of the Marine Corps was begun on November 10th, 1921. That date was chosen because it was the date that the Second Continental Congress resolved in 1775, to raise two battalions of Continental Marines. The rest is history, as this plaque memorializes the Marines of the Battle of Princeton.

Continental Marines Memorial, Princeton, New Jersey

“DEDICATED TO THE CONTINENTAL MARINES WHO FOUGHT WITH GENERAL WASHINGTON’S TROOPS DURING THE BATTLE OF PRINCETON JANUARY 3, 1777”

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The Daffodils Remember

April 22, 2007

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This colonnaded monument commemorates the unknown soldiers of The Battle of Princeton on the 3rd of January 1777, in New Jersey. After the Battle of Trenton, British General Howe sent a large force of professional military to New Jersey. General George Washington was in command of the 5000 American rebels. Washington decided to once again launch a surprise attack against the British. His plan succeeded; the defeated British removed their soldiers from most of New Jersey and American morale was greatly boosted.

George Washington at Princeton

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