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Lt. Governor For Marine Corps’ Birthday Celebrated In Alexandria

A celebration marking the 247th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Marine Corps on Nov. 10 was held at the Old Dominion Boat Club. Virginia Lt. Governor Winsome Sears was the featured speaker.  Sears was joined at the event by her husband Terry Sears. Both are Marine Corps veterans.
Virginia Lt. Governor Winsome Sears, a Marine Corps veteran, thanks attendees following remarks at the celebration of the 247th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Marine Corps on Nov. 10 at the Old Dominion Boat Club.
According to www.connectionnewspapers.com, "Sears, the first Black woman elected to statewide office in Virginia, served as an electrician in the Marine Corps from 1983-1986. She immigrated to the U.S. from Jamaica when she was 6 years old and was raised in the New York City borough of the Bronx." As per www.connectionnewspapers.com, "The Marine Corps was founded as the Continental Marines on Nov. 10, 1775, and has served in nearly every conflict in U.S. history. “We are a fighting force,” Sears said. “America is such a great country. We are not going to burn her down. We will help her to improve and we will continue to serve, protect and defend her. There is no other place to escape."

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