Veterans’ Day/FRA 93rd Birthday/Marine Corps’ 242nd Birthday

Veterans’ Day/FRA 93rd Birthday/Marine Corps’ 242nd Birthday 

This Saturday will mark the 99th anniversary of the armistice ending the First World War 99 years ago, on November 11, 1918-and today recognized as Veterans Day. It is a long-standing tradition for many FRA shipmates to participate in Veterans’ Day ceremonies all across the country. Additionally, on November 11, 1924 FRA was founded, marking FRA’s 93rd anniversary. NP William Starkey will attend a breakfast hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce before participating in the ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and the special wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns.


On November 10, 1775, the United States Marine Corps was founded. FRA Headquarters (HQ) wishes a Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps! Recently DLP John Davis and ADVP Brian Condon attended Mack’s Marines luncheon at the Commandant of the Marine Corps residency in observance of the 242nd anniversary of the Marine Corps. Last Saturday, DLP Davis attended the Commandants Marine Corps Ball.


FRA thanks members for their service in defending our Nation, and also for their continued membership. Please note FRA HQ will be closed Friday, November 10 in observance of Veterans Day.

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