NMMC Hosts Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

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Provided by National Museum of the Marine Corps

No matter where Marines are in the world, they stop to celebrate the birth of the Corps on Nov. 10. Head to at the National Museum of the Marine Corps for cake cutting ceremonies celebrating the 247th birthday of the Corps.

Ceremonies are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Leatherneck Gallery. Visitors
have the opportunity to experience the pomp and circumstance of “marching on” the cake and
recognizing the oldest and youngest Marine present with the cutting and serving of the first piece of cake. Afterward, everyone is invited to enjoy a slice of cake as part of this time-honored tradition.

Visitors are encouraged to arrive at least one hour before either ceremony begins and tour the
galleries afterward to learn more about the Corps’ rich history.

The Museum is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. The National Museum of the Marine Corps, under the command of Marine Corps University, preserves and exhibits the material history of the U.S. Marine Corps; honors the commitment, accomplishments, and sacrifices of Marines; supports recruitment, training, education, and retention of Marines; and provides the public with a readily accessible platform for the exploration of Marine Corps history.

The museum is located at 1775 Semper Fidelis Way in Triangle, and open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, except Dec. 25. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call 703-784-6107 or visit usmcmuseum.com.


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