Senate Adopts Resolution Celebrating 250th Anniversaries of Navy, Marine Corps

(HARRISBURG) – State Senator Devlin Robinson’s (R-37) resolution honoring the 250th birthdays of the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps in 2025, was unanimously adopted by the Senate earlier today.

Senate Resolution 164 also urges the Secretary of the Navy to designate the City of Philadelphia and both banks of the Delaware River as the site of the celebration.

“Much of the history of these branches is based in our Commonwealth, so it is fitting to make Pennsylvania the host site of these important festivities,” said Senator Robinson, who is a Marine Corps veteran.  “Philadelphia is rich with Marine Corps and Navy history, and the commemoration of these anniversaries will shine a well-deserved national spotlight on Pennsylvania and attract much needed tourism to this region.”

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 established shortly afterward on November 10, 1775, to augment Naval forces in the Revolutionary War, and conduct ship-to-ship fighting. Tun Tavern on Water Street in Philadelphia is considered to be the birthplace of the Marines.

Senate Resolution 164 now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration.

 

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