Annual Dinner                                   

November 4th, 2017

Sheraton Society Hill, 1 Dock St Philadelphia

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The Honorable

Patrick J. Murphy

 

Veteran, Former PA Representative

and Under Secretary of the US Army

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Help us preserve some Marine Corps history

https://www.gofundme.com/Marinedrum

 

American Legion post 405 is raising funds to acquire and restore this pre-1840 Marine battle drum.  The battle drum was much more than a musical instrument.  It was a way of communicating across the din of battle to send instructions and boost morale.  Drummers were often young men (drummer boy) who displayed great courage under fire. 
This is one of 2 known to exist from the pre-Civil War period.  Our intent is to bring it to museum quality and present it to the National Museum of the US Marine Corps where it can help tell the story of the USMC and American History.   Don't let this historic piece slip into private hands!  This drum needs to be in the Marine museum where all can experience it.  Our goal is to present it to the USMC Museum on November 10th, the official birthday of the US Marine Corps.

 

August guest speaker

August 21st, 5:45PM, tHE UNION LEAGUE OF PHILADELPHIA

Susan Petrone - Italian Unity

Susan Petrone, married to Michael Petrone for 34 years, will be speaking about the Petrone family and World War II. Briefly touching on WWI and then moving into the life of Raffaellle Petrone, his career, all the way to his promotions to Generale della Guardia delle Finanze

 

Dana Spain