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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Ruby Tuesday

This sign hangs in the National Museum of the Marine Corps at Quantico, VA outside the dining area at the museum.  It commemorates the birth of the Marine Corps on November 10, 1775 at Tun Tavern, Philadelphia, PA.  A committee of the Continental Congress met at the Tavern and drafted a resolution for two battalions  of Marines who could fight for independence on sea and on shore.


Linking to Ruby Tuesday 2.

11 comments:

eileeninmd said...

My nephew would like that sign, he served proudly in the marines.

Brian King said...

Very cool! There's something I didn't know.

maria said...

Great capture. Happy RT2.

Mine's here.

Nita Davis said...

Wow, not just a cool sign but a history lesson to boot. Well done.

Deb said...

Interesting sign & history, like the barrel effect

NixBlog said...

Nice shot, Linda!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I love little history lessons!

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BlueShell said...

Hi
Lovely and superb.
I love it,

Hugs

Terri Buster said...

Learned something new- thanks!

Tito Eric said...

Very interesting sign! Splendid!

Cheers ... visiting from RT2!

Tito Eric of Panglao Island
http://turningboholano.blogspot.com/2012/08/zadig-by-voltaire.html

Jenn Jilks said...

I'm all for taverns!!!!