One Hundred Sixty-Two Candles
As we grow older and our achievements are written upon the milestones of our history we find traditions creeping into our ranks at a very satisfactory speed. During the past eight score and two years the spirit of the Philadelphians who met in the attic of Tun Tavern with Captain Samuel Nicholas and signed the first muster roll of our Corps, has lived on and on with an added incentive for the present day Marines not only to preserve it but write equally as noble and useful chapters, so the total will be exemplary for the Marines of tomorrow.
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