MARINES BEGIN CELEBRATING CORPS' 236TH BIRTHDAY
"CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, Japan -- The trumpets sounded and the drums beat as the Marines slowly marched to center stage. The colors were staged and the band sounded for the cake detail to bring forth the masterpiece, a birthday cake marking the Marine Corps’ 236th birthday.
In keeping with tradition, the unit’s commanding officer cut a piece of the cake for the guest of honor first. He then cut a slice of cake for the oldest Marine present. After taking a bite of cake, the oldest Marine passed the slice to the youngest Marine, to symbolize the passing of knowledge and tradition from the older generation to the new.
This was the scene of 9th Engineer Support Battalion’s Marine Corps birthday ball at The Palms Club on Camp Hansen Oct. 28 – a scene that will be repeated many times throughout November and into December – as other Marine units here celebrate the Corps’ birth of Nov. 10, 1775."
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May God Bless our BRAVE MARINES & their loved ones TODAY & ALWAYS!
We are ever grateful that you unfailingly protect us--even with your very lives when needed--and we thank you on this HAPPY 236th United States Marine Corps' BIRTHDAY
Rev. Barbara Sexton
"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"
Medical Reserve Corps--Region I