November 1, 2016

Timeless Commitment: Why The U.S. Mint Supports the MCM

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On October 30, thousands of runners summoned the strength and fortitude to finish the Marine Corps Marathon’s 41st annual race. The United States Mint commends all Marine Corps Marathon participants and attendees for making this enormous feat possible. The Marine Corps Marathon is a true team effort: from the dedicated volunteers and sideline supporters who bring energy and encouragement, to the athletes themselves, who commit mentally and physically to run 26.2 miles. What began 41 years ago as an event to promote physical fitness and community goodwill has evolved into an American tradition: today’s Marine Corps Marathon is a testament to our country’s commitment to persevere, sustain one another, and above all honor those who have served.

Since 1792, the U.S. Mint has been dedicated to recognizing and documenting our Nation’s great achievements and the excellence of citizens through numismatic art. Our military products signify the traditions of honor, courage, and commitment inherent to the Marine Corps, as well as our military families and veterans. The U.S. Mint wholeheartedly recognizes all those who answer the call of duty, their loved ones, and the men and women who embody the values for which we stand. We also honor the sacrifices of those military members who were wounded in combat and the caregivers and community members who support them daily.

As you train for next year’s marathon or, perhaps, life’s next mission, join the U.S. Mint in remembering and sharing the traditions that shape America. Explore today.

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