Opening and Closing Bell on Wall Street
United States Marine Corps visited the NYSE to commemorate the 93rd anniversary of Veterans Day. In honor of the occasion, United States Marine Corps Major General Melvin G. Spiese, Deputy Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force, rang The Opening BellSM, joined on the podium by members of each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
About The United States Marine Corps:
The Marine Corps is the nation's force in readiness. They are smallest branch of the armed forces with approximately 203,000 members. For ten years the Corps has been engaged in continues combat operations against those who threaten the security of America and our allies. Marines were at the center of the Al-Anbar Suni Awakening in Iraq. In Afghanistan, they were handed the most violent province, Helmand, to quell an insurgency and train local security forces. For more information please visit: http://www.marines.mil/usmc/Pages/2011MarineCorpsBirthdayBall.aspx