Sen. Sullivan Lays Wreath at Marine Corps Memorial on 240th Anniversary

Washington, DC — Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, today issued the following statement in recognition of the Corps’ 240th Birthday. 

"Today I was honored to lay the wreath at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Washington alongside Commandant General Robert Neller and many of my fellow Marines and their families,” said Sen. Dan Sullivan. "The title of Marine is my proudest achievement. It always has been and always will be. The Marine Corps symbolizes all that’s good about our country: honor, integrity, grit. But a symbol is only as enduring as the real thing it represents. In this case, real men and women who exemplify excellence and honor, from the Halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli; from Washington, D.C., to Anchorage, Alaska. As long as our Marines—young and old, on active duty and retired—continue to stand for effectiveness, excellence and being there for our fellow citizens, both on and off the battlefield, we’ll have at least 240 more birthdays to celebrate."

Video of the Senator’s remarks at today's wreath laying ceremony is available here. 

Photos from the wreath laying ceremony are available here