Released: November 3, 2023
Active members of the U.S. Marine Corps, Marine Veterans, and their families are invited to join County officials in the raising of the U.S. Marine Corps flag on Thursday, November 9 at 1:00 p.m. in front of the Courthouse located at 201 W. Front Street in Media. The flag will fly from the flagpole in the courtyard of the Government Center and Courthouse complex for a week.
The flag will be raised to commemorate the anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps which was established on November 10, 1775. The flag raising is being held on November 9 rather than November 10 since the Courthouse will be closed on November 10 in observation of Veterans Day.
Throughout the year, the County raises flags in honor of all branches of the military and invites active members of the military and Veterans to join in the flag raisings. The Army flag was raised in June, the Coast Guard flag was raised in August, the Air Force flag was raised in September, and the Navy flag was raised in October to commemorate the anniversaries. The U.S. Marine flag will be the last Armed Forces flag raised this year.
Council expresses deep gratitude to those who have served or are serving in the military protecting and defending our country.