Location Cookies Tavern, 2654 S Alder St, Philadelphia, PA,
Annual USMC Birthday Party at Cookies Tavern, Philadelphia, PA. Party all day long. Join the fun !!
Sunday, November 10th, 2013. Marine Corps 238 Birthday at Cookies Tavern, 2654 South Alder St., Philadelphia, PA. Flyer says noon but we’ll be ready to go @ 10am!
Only $45 for Cookies Tavern filled merchandise bag & guest wristband for outside keg trucks/food. Live bands/DJs.
2011 Video from USMC Birthday at Cookies tavern..
See article from previous USMC birthday at Cookies below….
Shouts of “Happy Birthday, Marine!” and “Semper Fi!” filled the air last Saturday as thousands of Marines converged at Cookie’s Tavern on 10th & Oregon Avenue to celebrate the 232nd birthday of the United States Marine Corps. And since the nativity of the Corps began in a colonial Philadelphia bar at The Tun Tavern on Nov. 10, 1775, it is so very fitting to have this remarkable annual event take place in a South Philadelphia bar.
Synonymous with the event is the late James R. “Daddy Wags” Wagner, requiescat in pace 2002. His daughter Marion Wagner’s face lights up as bright as a moonbeam at the mention of her legendary father’s name. “This is all word of mouth,” she informs me as she waves her arms east and west. “First it was two, then 10, then 100, then 1000! It just grew, maybe 2000 today.” What would your father impart upon us if he were still in the physical world? I ask. “Freedom is not free. He always said and meant those words. My father wanted every American to know that.”
The first Marine Birthday was celebrated in 1923 at Fort Mifflin, but I’m curious about the origin of the teeming sea of Red and Gold on Oregon Avenue. Charlie Simpson, Wagner’s cousin, was there from the very beginning. “This bar, Cookie’s Tavern, originally belonged to Wag’s uncle, Bill ‘Cookie’ Cook. We were a few years out of the Marine Corps. I walked into Cookie’s on Nov. 10, 1969 and I saw Wags there all by himself, having a beer. He said, ‘Let’s drink a beer to the Marines’ birthday. We should do this again the next year but tell everyone we know.’ So it went from two to 10 to what you see today; that’s how it started and then grew.” In 1977, Wager bought the bar but kept the name in honor of his uncle and officially declared the birthday party as an annual event.
Deputy Inspector Tony Boyle and retired-from-South Detective Joe O’Hara, along with attorney Mike Wallace, were friends with Daddy Wags for more than 30 years. “It was 1978. I was patrolling the area in the 402 wagon. I knew something was going on, on Alder Street,” Inspector Boyle relates. “So I stopped. There were no complaints or anything. Wags came out of the bar with a first anniversary t-shirt and a mug and gave it to me. I still have the t-shirt.” O’Hara comes up with a great idea: “Have the shirt framed and hang it in a place of honor.” Wallace opens up about the fraternal familiarity he’s experienced. “Wags was my brother, always will be my brother. He always said, ‘If you want to be a bear, be a grizzly.’” In the crowd I saw Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient Jon R. Cavaiani. “I flew in from Columbia, Cal., an old gold-mining town, population 55,000.” He wore the medal proudly around his neck and was surrounded by Marines who wanted a snapshot with him. To me, that medal is worth more than all the gold in those old mines.
The Army is also represented among his close friends. Richie Strohm, of Richard T. Strohm and Associates, goes way back. “In 1968, Wags wanted his Airborne Wings. He went to Fort Benning, Ga. I was his instructor. He passed the test. We’ve been friends ever since.” Retired Marine Captain Tom “Pittzy” Pitts instantly bonded with Wagner in 1997. “I told him about the Toys for Tots program and he dove right in. We found out he died 10 minutes before the Toys for Tots run that Saturday morning Nov. 5, 2002. I immediately got the microphone and re-named the race The Annual Daddy Wags Toys for Tots Run.”
After Wagner’s passing, his buddies spontaneously formed “Wag’s Platoon”. Southern Hall of Fame athlete Kenny Adams disclosed that no formal contract with the city was ever had for the party. “The police re-routed traffic, but that was about it. We wanted to get and keep the City involved. The Platoon got together at Marion’s to make sure the party stayed alive. I went to John Dougherty of Local 98 and told him of our needs. Now Doc always gives toys to the Toys for Tots program there and was very supportive. I, along with Mary-Rita D’Alessandro, became liaisons with the city. We got the stage, sound system, port-a-potties and trash pick-up permits.”
Thirty years later, the celebration has taken a life of its own, and is going strong. Around the world Marines celebrate their day, but only in Philadelphia will you find the spirit of the Tun Tavern in Cookie’s Tavern thriving with esprit de corps. Oorah!
|Events||11/29/2014 Honor Mission - Staff Sgt Herman Bard - Warriors Watch Posting - Honor Mission for the father of one the Warriors Watch members Scott "House" Bard asks that we honor the memory of his hero and father, STAFF SGT. HERMAN L. BARD, with a flag line. Staff Sgt. Bard passed away peacefully on November 21, 2014 at his residence in Riverside, NJ. Born in Riverside, NJ, He was 90 years old. Staff Sgt. Bard proudly served his country in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. He was a Waist Gunner aboard a F-17 Flying Fortress. During his service he completed 14 missions over occupied territory. Staff Sgt. Bard was a POW in Romania. He was decorated with the POW Medal, The Air Medal and The Soldiers Medal for Heroism at The Great Risk of Life. He retired after 40 years of service with RCA in Camden. Mr. Bard enjoyed music and was a long time member of the Riverside Moravian Church and Covenant Presbyterian Church Choirs. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Operation Yellow Ribbon South Jersey, PO Box 43, Marlton, NJ 08053 http://www.operationyellowsouthjersey.org. RALLY: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2618 New Albany Road, Cinnaminson, NJ. RALLY TIME: 09:30 FLAG LINE IN PLACE BY 09:45 PLEASE BRING YOUR FLAGS. Location: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2618 New Albany Road, Cinnaminson, NJ||11/29/2014 Mug & Hug USAF Staff Sgt John DeYoung - Warriors Watch Posting - We have been asked by the proud parents of USAF Staff Sgt. John DeYoung to help welcome home their son with our world famous Mug & Hug. John's parents just so happen to be very big supporters of the OYRSJ & WWR and have been on other welcomes homes. This one will be extra special for them :D . So lets show them how honored we are to be apart of this special home coming. 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The VMC invites you to participate in this great event and show your support for our local Veterans! To purchase tickets go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/veterans-multi-service-centers-coach-bingo-fundraiser-tickets-14273653883 Location: IAFF Local #22, 415 N 5th St , Philadelphia, PA||12/06/2014 7th Annual Cpt Greg Dalessio 5K Run/Walk & Flag Line - ABOUT GREG - In June 2008, Greg gave his life serving his country during combat operations in Salman Pak, Iraq. Always with a smile on his face, Greg touched the lives of others through his everyday actions and genuine kindness. Whether with family, friends, or co workers, Greg always found a way to make people feel special and important. Greg has always been a hero to his family, demonstrating how others are supposed to be treated and how to love unconditionally. If interested in participating in the 5K Run/Walk, go to http://lmsports.com to register or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. 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Free gift wrapping in H-D paper. Meet Philadelphia Soul players & Soulmates. Meet Russell Newberry from the Deadliest Catch for autographs. Music by the Eagles Pep band, food,fun & so much more! Location: Barbs Harley Davidson, 926 Black Horse Pike, Collingswood, NJ||12/06/2014 Wreaths of Remembrance - Glouc County Veterans Memorial Cemetery - You are invited to join us in honoring the memory of the 2100 veterans and family members who are interred at the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Monroe Township on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Families of the interred veterans are invited to a private gathering and wreath laying at 9:00AM. Volunteers will gather at 9:45AM and individual grave ceremonies and wreath laying will follow after the memorial ceremony. The memorial ceremony will start promptly at 10:00AM. Wreaths with ribbons can be purchased at $6.00 each. To purchase wreaths: Go to http://pfpfoundation.givezooks.com/campaigns/wreaths-of-remembrance-2014 and click "Donate" to purchase wreaths with a credit card or PayPal. You can also send a check made payable to: “People for People” [Please write “Wreaths” in the memo line] Mail to: PO Box 256, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 All donations must be received by December 1, 2014. All money donated to the “Wreaths of Remembrance” will go directly to the program. This is not a fundraiser for any organization or group. For more information call Paul and Bernadette Blackstock at 856-694-1355. To register yourself or your group to volunteer call Janis at 856-579-7561. Location: Gloucester County Vets. Cemetery, 240 Tuckahoe Rd, Williamstown, NJ||12/06/2014 Annual 9-Ball Tournament - Wounded Warrior Project - Trevose, PA - 2nd Annual 9-Ball Charity tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior association.- Entry fee: $35.00, preregistration required.- Field limited to first 64 paid entries- Event Played on 7 foot bar box tables.- Double Elimintation- Race to 5 on winners side / 4 on losers side- No Handicaps, even races- TAP Rules: Winner breaks-loser racks, 9 counts on break, must mark pocket for 9 ball.- Calcutta (player auction) will be held.- This will be a 1 day event. This will be a great event to support a great charity. Baskets and raffles throughout the day, 50/50 drawings and more. Please contact Rob Gorski 267-317-6909, Michael Turtle Callanan 267-229-3495 or Jeremy Stacy 215-694-3683 to register. Entries can be paid in cash, check or via paypal. 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Including a Memorial for Tony Halas - past Vice President of the POW/MIA Awareness Committee and Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa and the family of Tony Halas. Master of Ceremonies - SFC Allen Rodesky Location: VFW Glassboro, 275 Wilmer, Glassboro, NJ||12/07/2014 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony - North Wildwood - VFW - Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony December 7th, 2014 at St. Demetrios Church, 321 St. Demetrios Ave., North Wildwood, NJ 08260 609-884-4297. Commemorative ceremony by North Wildwood VFW Memorial Post 5941. Noon. 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Date: Wednesday, December 10th.......Weather permitting Time: 10:30 am Arrive at the rear entrance of the Cemetery, on Jacobstown/Arneytown Road; Keep to one side of the road as there will be funerals scheduled that day. All vehicles will proceed as a group to area of the Cemetery to lay wreaths. If you are able to attend, please respond to this email or contact Judy Kapp at 732-232-3286. Location: Brig. General Doyle Cemtery, ., Arneytown, NJ||12/10/2014 Homeless Veterans Fundraiser - Bar-Lys Philadelphia - 2nd Annual Barly's Homeless Veteran Fundraiser on December 10, 2014 to benefit 10 local organizations that serve homeless veterans. 6pm - 8pm. $20 donation. 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Rte 73, Marlton, NJ, 08053||12/13/2014 Soldiers Christmas - at Historic Fort, Pennsville||12/17/2014 Toy Drive - JML Financial - Cherry Hill - Join us December 17th for our Annual Commuter Toy Drive. Donate new, unwrapped toys from 7:45am-10am. It's that time of year again! There is no better way to celebrate the season than to help brighten it for a local child in need! Please bring new, unwrapped toys (or gift cards for teens) to our office on Wednesday, December 17, or drop off anytime up to Friday, December 19. Celebrate, network and help brighten a local child's holiday season. Santa and dressed Marine vets will join the celebration. Coffee and lite breakfast bites will be served. All toys are distributed to local children in need. 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Montgomery||01/16/2015 South Phillys Wild Bill Guarnere (Band of Brothers) Bronze Monument Fundraiser - Wild Bill Guarnere WWII hero, South Philadelphia native and member of the BAND OF BROTHERS. Please join the Family & Friends of Wild Bill Guarnere for a Bronze Monument Fundraising Event. Friday, January 16th, 2015. 7pm ~ 11pm. Popi’s Italian Restaurant, 3120 South Street, South Philly. $50 per person. Hot Appetizers and Cash Bar, Wild Bill Memorabilia, Silent Auction, Raffle Baskets. Preview of the Monument, plus a few surprise guests. Call Debi for tickets 215-389-3094. Make check payable to the Wild Bill Guarnere Memorial Fund. Send to: Debi Rafferty, PO Box 156, Broomall PA 19008. William J. Guarnere (April 28, 1923!– March 8, 2014) was a United States Army soldier who fought in World War II as a non-commissioned officer with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division. 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