07.05.16

Deputy Commandant for Aviation Honors North Carolina’s Commitment to the Marine Corps

Sen. Burr’s Facebook Video Reaches More Than Half a Million People Over July 4th Weekend

WASHINGTON –Friday, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) attended a parade honoring North Carolina’s commitment to the Marine Corps at Marine Barracks Washington, DC. Community leaders from Havelock, NC, home to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point attended as well. The Marine Barracks Washington DC is the oldest active post in the Marine Corps. Senator Burr streamed the event on Facebook live, and the video in two separate postings, reached more than 500,000 people over the Independence Day weekend.

“Friday night’s event was exceptional, and I was honored to witness the parade with my colleague Sen. Tillis,” said Sen. Burr. “On the Fourth of July weekend, I am pleased I could share this moving tribute to the Marines of North Carolina, and that so many people were able to watch. I thank the Marine Barracks Washington for this honor.”

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