Marine Corps Anniversary Service


Nov 10, 2018
10:00 AM until 12:00 PM


Join active and retired members of the United States Marine Corps at Laurel Hill Cemetery as they commemorate the 243rd anniversary of the founding of the Marine Corps. Tradition holds that the very first men to enlist in the Corps did so right here in Philadelphia on November 10, 1775 at the Tun Tavern.


A service will take place at the gravesite of Brigadier General Jacob A. Zeilin, the first United States Marine non-brevet general, who served as the seventh Commandant of the Corps from 1864 to 1876. He is also credited with approving the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor, the Marine Corps emblem which is still proudly in use to this day.


The service will take place on Saturday, November 10 at 10:00am, departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse.


Free and open to the public. Additional information can be found online at or by calling (215) 228-8200.




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3822 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

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