Third Marine Division Association

Just a reminder to all who have served in, was attached to, or in direct support of the 3rd Marine Division, that we are holding our 60th annual reunion in Reno, NV. this year. Besides the great tours planned and the gambling there will be a gun show at our hotel. Go to www.caltrap.org  for further information and to print out the forms needed to register. All are welcome even if you’re not a member of the association. Hope to see you there.caltrapMarines

A Day of Remembrance

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As Memorial Day approaches, it is time to pause and consider the
true meaning of this holiday. Memorial Day represents one day of
national awareness and reverence, honoring those Americans who died
while defending our Nation and its values. While we should honor these
heroes every day for the profound contribution they have made to
securing our Nation’s freedom, we should honor them especially on
Memorial Day.
All Americans need to come together to recognize how fortunate
we are to live in freedom and to observe a universal “National Moment
of Remembrance” on each Memorial Day. This memorial observance
represents a simple and unifying way to commemorate our history and
honor the struggle to protect our freedoms.

Famous People You Didn’t Know Served as U.S. Marines

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Here’s one to get you started.

Drew Carey enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in 1980 and served for six years. Since then, he’s had his own successful sitcom, hosted the improv show Who’s Line Is It Anyway? and currently is the host of The Price Is Right.

What famous person do you know served in the Marine Corps and those who are rumored to have served? Let us know and get the conversation started.

Veteran’s Day

Many Americans mistakenly believe that Veterans Day is the day America sets aside to honor American military personnel who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained from combat. That’s not quite true. Memorial Day is the day set aside to honor America’s war dead.

Veterans Day, on the other hand, honors ALL American veterans, both living and dead. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for dedicated and loyal service to their country. November 11 of each year is the day that we ensure veterans know that we deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made in the lives to keep our country free.

Honoring All Who Served

Honoring All Who Served

Marine Corps Traditions Never Die

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Like the U.S. Marine Corps itself, the annual Birthday Ball has evolved from simple origins to the polished and professional  functions of today. Nonetheless, one thing remains constant, the tenth day of November! This unique holiday for warriors is a day of camaraderie, a day to honor Corps and Country. Throughout the world on 10 November, U.S. Marines celebrate the birth of their Corps — the most loyal, most feared, most revered, and most professional fighting force the world has ever known.

Happy Birthday and Semper Fi, Marines!