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Key West in Monroe County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Semper Fidelis

October 1, 1977

 
 
Semper Fidelis image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 8, 2019
1. Semper Fidelis
The motto of the United States Marine Corps, Semper Fidelis, is a Latin phrase which means "always faithful" or "always loyal".
Inscription.  
The first United States Marines arrived in Key West with Commodore David Porter's pirate-hunting fleet in 1823, and the Corps has played a vital role in the life of this island both in war and in peace intervals since that time, from 1939 until September 30, 1977, Marines were on continuous service at the United States Naval Base and the Naval Air Station here. The City of Key West salutes the
United States Marine Corps
Mayor Charles McCoy
Commissioners
Ralph Arnold • Mark Graham
Bruce Esquinaldo • Dennis Wardlow

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
 
Location. 24° 32.856′ N, 81° 47.903′ W. Marker is in Key West, Florida, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Whitehead Street and United Street, on the right when traveling south on Whitehead Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Key West FL 33040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The History of the Southernmost Point (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Southernmost Point (about 500 feet away); The Cable Hut
US Marines in Key West Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 8, 2019
2. US Marines in Key West Marker
The marker is on the wall below the word "Station". The view is to the northwest along Whitehead Street.
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(about 500 feet away); Eduardo H. Gato House (about 600 feet away); Eduardo Gato Cigar Factory (approx. Ό mile away); E.H. Gato Cigar Factory (approx. Ό mile away); Porter's Anti-Pirate Fleet (approx. 0.3 miles away); War of 1898 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Key West.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2020, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2020, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 19, 2022