Marine Corps Birthday
November 9, 2010 by USA Post
Marine Corps Birthday, The Marine Corps turned 235 on Wednesday, his force intact with age. Camp Lejeune officials will commemorate the 235th anniversary of the Marine Corps in a joint ceremony on the day on Wednesday at 10 o’clock at Liversedge Field aboard Camp Lejeune.
The ceremony, which will be a rededication of the Marine Corps and National Colors, involves Marines II Marine Expeditionary Force, subordinate commands and the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, base officials said.
The show will include the traditional birthday cake cutting ceremony and a procession of uniformed Marine Corps from 1775 to today. As is tradition, the oldest Marine and youngest Marine present to share the first pieces of birthday cake, which means the passage of wisdom and tradition of each generation of Marines to another.
The ceremony is open to the public. Aboard Air Station Cherry Point Marines Marines celebrate the anniversary with a series of events throughout the week.
The air station will host a competition uniform Tuesday, where the Marines will be uniforms and weapons used to showcase the creation of the Marine Corps in 1775 through modern times, according to officials at Cherry Point. Dozens of Marines will wear uniforms in the history of the Corps, which represents the Marines who served during the wars of the Revolution, both World Wars Wars, Vietnam, and others. Aboard the Cherry Point and the Marines will attend the anniversary ceremony of the traditional cake cutting.
In addition, the Marines of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing will launch in the annual general commanding performance on Wednesday, according to the release. The commanding general of 2nd MAW, Major General, Jon M. Davis, will lead thousands of troops across more than three miles from Cherry Point Road into a training run at the signing of pace for motivation and achievement at high altitude Marine Corps flags and tenant units.
Units on board each base have also joined in part of the ceremonial signing ceremonies along corps this week: the Marine Corps birthday balls.
The new Corps commander, Gen. Jim Amos, congratulated the troops in a birthday message in recent years advocating heroism of Marines past and ongoing efforts, particularly to bring greater stability to Iraq.
“Sites such as Fallujah and Ramadi have taken their place in history famous battle of our body. Our efforts to defeat the insurgency have helped build a better future for all Iraqis,” Amos wrote. “For 235 years, at sea and ashore, the Marines were successful in every clime and place. . . Hence the difficulties and adversity have often been the common thread. “
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