US Marine Corps Celebrates 246th Birthday With Cake-Cutting Ceremony

The US Marine Corps commemorated its 246th birthday with a cake-cutting ceremony at Quantico, Virginia, on Wednesday, November 10, officials said on Facebook.

In video released by the Marines, a brass band played several patriotic songs and a birthday cake was cut with a special officer’s sword called a Mameluke.

The Second Continental Congress passed a resolution on November 10, 1775, that established the Continental Marines, “the predecessor to today’s Marine Corps,” according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Marines said the first cake ceremony on record took place in 1937. Credit: US Marine Corps via Storyful

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