Happy Birthday U.S.M.C. Reserves
A Force in Reserve
On August 29, 1916, Congress passed the Naval Appropriations Acts which provided for the establishment of the United States Marine Corps Reserve. There are more Marines in the reserve force command than any other command within the U.S. Marine Corps.
So, on August 29 each year, we celebrate the founding of the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
Same Elite Training, Same Proud Uniform
Members of the Marine Corps Reserve qualify, train, and work in the same disciplines as their active duty counterparts. Reservists are available to be called upon in a time of war, national emergency, contingency operations, temporary relief of active duty marines in peacetime operations, and/or community service.
Membership in the U.S.M.C. Reserves occurs in one of two ways. First, members may enlist directly into the reserve force, and commit to minimum obligations of drilling and availability for service. Second, Marines who have completed their active duty obligations can elect to have their names remain on record to be called up when necessary, and participate in annual musters.
Flying the Marine Corps Flag Outdoors
The American Flag should always be flown first. State flags are flown second in order, and Military flags third. If you are flying the Marine Corps Outdoor Flag on the same pole as your American Flag, it should be of equal or smaller size and always flown below the American Flag.
Displaying the Marine Corps Flag indoors
Indoor Ceremonial Flags must also be displayed according to the US Flag Code order of precedence. The Indoor American Ceremonial Flag is always displayed first in order. A Parade Carry Belt must be worn when Ceremonial Flags are carried or presented in procession.
Small and versatile Marine Corps Small Flags can be displayed on a podium, a desk, or even a window sill.
Military Desk Flags and sets are another way to show your support for U.S. Armed Forces. Desk flags are small and versatile; they can be displayed on a podium, a desk, or even a window sill. These small flags can also be waved during a parade or celebration for the U.S. Coast Guard Birthday.
Celebrate U.S. Marine Corps Reserves!
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