East Meadow in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Marine Corps Memorial
who served in the
United States Marine Corps
since November 10, 1775
We are proud to
claim the title of
United States Marine
Erected by United States Marine Corps League.
Location. 40° 44.051′ N, 73° 34.661′ W. Marker is in East Meadow, New York, in Nassau County. Marker can be reached from Park Boulevard north of County Route 24. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Meadow NY 11554, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chosin Reservoir Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Military Medical Personnel Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Medals of Honor Recipients Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); War Dogs Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Still on Patrol (within shouting distance of this marker); The Silent Service (within shouting distance of this marker); 77th Infantry Division Reserve Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 82nd Airborne Division (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Meadow.
More about this marker. The marker
Also see . . . Brief History of the United States Marine Corps. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia passed a resolution stating that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” for service as landing forces with the fleet. This resolution, established the Continental Marines and marked the birth date of the United States Marine Corps. Serving on land and at sea, these first Marines distinguished themselves in a number of important operations, including their first amphibious raid into the Bahamas in March 1776, under the command of Captain (later Major) Samuel Nicholas. Nicholas, the first commissioned officer in the Continental Marines, remained the senior Marine officer throughout the American Revolution and is considered to be the first Marine Commandant. The Treaty of Parris in April 1783 brought an end to the Revolutionary War and as the last of the Navy’s ships were sold, the Continental Navy and Marines went out of existence. (Submitted on July 29, 2017.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.