1st Marine Division to rededicate battle colors in honor of 73rd anniversary of founding

4 Feb 2014 | Courtesy Story 1st Marine Division

The 1st Marine Division will celebrate the 73rd anniversary of its founding by hosting a ceremony for active duty and veteran Marines and Sailors who served in the Camp Pendleton-based ground combat unit.

The ceremony, which is scheduled for 8:00 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, will unite current and former Service members as they rededicate their battle colors with awards and campaign streamers earned by the division in places such as Guadalcanal, Okinawa, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.

During the ceremony, veterans of these campaigns, escorted by active duty Marines, will hang the streamers on the 1st Marine Division battle colors to commemorate the lineage of the Marine Corps’ largest ground combat unit.

Personnel available for interview include active duty and veteran Marines and Sailors, as well as senior leadership within 1st Marine Division.

A live broadcast of the ceremony will be available via webcast at the following link: http://www.dvidshub.net/webcast/3739. For those media outlets that cannot attend or would like to record the live video feed, please refer to technical instructions below in order to receive the broadcast.

Media representatives interested in attending must call the 1st Marine Division Public Affairs Office at (760) 763-8132, or e-mail at spencer.kenyon@usmc.mil, and RSVP no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Reporters will meet at the San Luis Rey gate no later than 7:15 a.m.

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