U.S. Marines and Sailors with 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and their guests celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps at Pechanga Resort and Casino, Oct. 25, 2014. U.S. Marines worldwide celebrate the birth of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 10th with a traditional cake cutting ceremony and the reading of John A. Lejeune's birthday message. Photo by Col David Gonzalez.
Marines present the colors at the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit's 239th Marine Corps Birthday celebration. Photo by Cpl David Gonzalez.
Marines and veterans gather together at the Veterans Administration Hospital in La Jolla, to celebrate the 239th Marine Corps birthday, Nov. 3. BrigGen James W. Bierman, commanding general, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and the Western Recruiting Region, passed the first piece of cake to the oldest and youngest Marines present to signify passing on the Marine Corps' traditions.
U.S. Marine Retired CWO4 John Grout, President of the Marine Support Group, and U.S. Marine Lance Cpl Carlos M. Chavaarria, G-1, Marine Forces Reserve march behind the birthday cake during the celebration of the 239th U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Ball at the Riverside Hilton Hotel, New Orleans, La., Nov. 1, 2014. Grout and Chavaaria reprent the oldest and youngest Marines present during the ceremony. Photo by LCpl Mackenzie Schlueter.