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U.S. Marine Corps Camp Lejeune Base Motor Transport 3rd Platoon Day

Mayor McCauley reads the proclamation during Festival Fridays put on by Create Buckhannon. The Marines enjoyed special recognition from the evening’s band, Back in the Day, as well.
U. S. Marines stand to be recognized by the crowd.
Each Marine received a copy of the City of Buckhannon proclamation. See full text below.


Whereas, the United States Marine Corps was established on November 10, 1775, & our Marines have protected our citizens & guarded our freedoms for nearly 244 years now; &

Whereas, through their superb skills & dedicated support from the Camp Lejeune Base Motor Transport Third Platoon, First Battalion, the officers & enlisted men & women have steadfastly proven highly successful in carrying out integrated land, sea, & air operations, &

Whereas, all past & current members of our U.S. Marine Corps deserve the universal respect, gratitude, & admiration of all Americans for their selfless service & sacrifice; &

Whereas, Buckhannon’s observance of recognizing the Camp Lejeune Base Motor Transport’s Third Platoon of our U.S. Marine Corps brings to the forefront the courageous deeds of Marines throughout West Virginia & our great nation, while honoring the legacy of valor & distinction exhibited by Marines throughout our history; &

Whereas, the Third Platoon celebrates reunions among their ranks every summer, & Buckhannon is honored to host this year’s reunion of our most honored guests including this year’s attendees- Victor Wilson, Kermit Mossor, Dale Cunningham, Lester Hoffman, John Ramsey, Robert Parrish, Blain Gale, Elmer Hertz, Robert Malik, & Buckhannon-Upshur’s own, John Carr, III, all Marine veterans & alumni of the great military fraternity, the United States Marine Corps; &

Whereas, our B-U community is ever mindful of the service of all of our veterans of military service & shall always honor their sacrifice in allowing us all to enjoy the greatest freedoms & liberties of any nation in our world’s history, & our City is committed to continuing its several programs recognizing all of our veterans, including through sponsorship of our Walk of Valor & our Flags for the Fallen programs.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DAVID W. McCAULEY, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF BUCKHANNON, pursuant to the power & authority duly vested in me, do hereby proclaim Friday, July 12, 2019 to be “CAMP LEJEUNE BASE MOTOR TRANSPORT THIRD PLATOON DAY” throughout our City of Buckhannon. 

I further urge all of our residents & attendees of our Festival Friday crowd to greet & congratulate all members of our most honored MARINES, along with their spouses, family members, & friends during their most special day on Friday, July 12, 2019.  Semper Fi! 

Given under my hand & the official seal of The City of Buckhannon, 

this 12th day of July, 2019,

David W. McCauley, Mayor