COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today joined with Nationwide to welcome the United States Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment to Columbus for a special performance. It was the first time this highly skilled unit performed its large-scale ceremonial drill at the Ohio Statehouse. 


The event, which was free and open to the public, was presented on the West Lawn of the Ohio Statehouse. The performance included the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, the Silent Drill Platoon and the Official Color Guard of the Marine Corps and displayed a patriotic performance complete with music and precision drill marches. 


“It was an absolute honor to witness in person, at our very own Statehouse, this historic performance,” Speaker of the House Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) said. “I want to thank Nationwide and everyone involved for facilitating this very special event, especially the U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment for traveling to Columbus and honoring American veterans through such a moving and historic presentation.”


The U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment is comprised of 130 Marines who travel throughout the United States and world to perform these celebrated drills as a representation of the historic pride, professionalism and “Esprit de Corps” demonstrated by the United States Marine Corps. Hailing from Marine Barracks Washington D.C., the group is known as the “Oldest Post of the Corps.”


The event helped to recognize National Military Appreciation Month, which takes place throughout the month of May.

 
 
 
  
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