Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Daddy Wags

By Maria Merlino

Shouts of “Happy Birthday, Marine!” and “Semper Fi!” filled the air last Saturday as thousands of Marines converged at Cookie’s Tavern on 10th and Oregon Avenue to celebrate the 232nd birthday of the United States Marine Corps. And since the nativity of the Corps began in a colonial Philadelphia bar at The Tun Tavern November 10th, 1775, it is so very fitting to have this remarkable annual event take place in a South Philadelphia bar.

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