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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

UPDATE: 2012 Marine Corps Birthday Pageant to be held Nov. 9.

By Lance Cpl. Trevon S. Peracca | Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton | November 09, 2012

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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. Friday at the Base Theater. 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.

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. Friday at the Base Theater. 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. (Photo by MCIWEST-MCB CAMPEN Combat Camera)


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CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- The 2012 Marine Corps Birthday Pageant in honor of the 237th birthday of the Corps is scheduled to be held at 10 a.m. in the base theater here Nov. 9.

The pageant will include the massing of colors from all units on the base and music from the 1st Marine Division Band. In addition, Marines dressed in period-related uniforms will demonstrate 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.


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  • Pam West 1 years 291 days ago
    My grand daughter is in usmc rotc in amarillo texas, and experiencing her first military ball tonight, to celebrate the birthday of the usmc. I am so happy for her and so proud of her. I would just like to say happy birthday usmc and thankyou for giving my grand daughter some very important values in her life, that is something very hard to come by in this day and age.
  • Carrie Costantini 1 years 298 days ago
    Who is the guest of honor this year?

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