Thursday, November 11th, 2017
at Laurel Hill Cemetery
At 11:00 am on November 11th of this year the annual Salute to the U.S. Marine Corps on its 242nd Birthday will take place at the grave and memorial to the 7th Commandant of the Marine Corps Jacob Zeilin.
Brigadier General Jacob Zeilin advocated the importance of the Marines to a Congress desiring to eliminate it in 1775 and is buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
A contingent of Marines and a number of citizens and veterans will gather to join in the observance, which is co-sponsored by: the General Meade Society, Legion Post 405 of the Union League and the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Members of the General Meade Society will join members of the United States Marine Corps, veterans and interested citizens in the celebration of the birthday of the Corps.