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National Bugs Bunny Day

April 30, 2021

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National Bugs Bunny Day

Today, April 30th, is #NationalBugsBunnyDay!

We know you are probably asking, “why is a site about military veterans and the military community posting information about National Bugs Bunny Day?”… here’s why!

In the 1943 Warner Bros. cartoon”Super-Rabbit”, Bugs runs out of power, but when he tries to recharge again, his carrots fall to the ground. When Bugs lands, he opens his eyes to see a line of chewed-up carrots eaten by Smith and his horse-turned-Superhero. Bugs turns to the camera and says “This looks like a job for a REAL Superman!” He ducks into a phone booth. Both Smith and the horse are ready to attack – until the booth opens and they both snap to attention and salute. Bugs marches out in a Marine Corps uniform, singing the “Marines’ Hymn.” He dismisses the two, claiming he has “important work to do!”, and marches off to “Berlin, Tokyo and points East.”

The Marines Corps took such great pride in this tribute to the USMC that they enlisted Bugs Bunny as a Marine Private and he was discharged at the end of WWII holding the rank of Master Sgt.

Honorary Marine is a title that has been given to various people (in this case: “Rabbits”) by the United States Marine Corps.

Bugs Bunny… another on a long list of Famous Veterans!

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