CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and I Marine Expeditionary Force will host the 2012 Marine Corps Birthday Pageant in honor of the 237th birthday of the Corps at 10 a.m. on Friday Nov. 9, at the 11 Area football field.
The pageant will include the massing of colors from all units aboard the base and music from the 1st Marine Division Band. In addition, Marines dressed in period-related uniforms will narrate significant combat operations throughout the history of the Marine Corps, dating back to 1775.
A traditional cake cutting ceremony will also be included with the first piece being presented to the Guest of Honor. The oldest Marine present will receive the second piece and pass it to the youngest Marine present.
The event is free and open to the public.