CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. —
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and I Marine Expeditionary Force will host the 2013 Marine Corps Birthday Pageant in honor of the 238th birthday of the Corps at 10 a.m. Thursday at the base training center, building 1330.
The pageant will include the massing of colors from all s 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, representing the passing of history and traditions from senior Marines to the next generation.
The event is free and open to the public.
******MEDIA COORDINATION INSTRUCTIONS******
Media interested in covering this event must RSVP with Camp Pendleton Media Relations Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon Wednesday, Nov 6. Members of the media who have RSVP'd will be met at Camp Pendleton's SAN LUIS REY GATE at no later than 9:30 a.m. Thursday to be escorted to the event.