It is customary at Marine Corps birthday celebrations worldwide to cut a traditional cake in celebration of the birth of our illustrious Corps. It is important to all Marines, as it is an annual renewal of each Marine’s commitment to the Corps . . . and the Corps’ commitment to our nations quest for peace and freedom worldwide.
The first piece of cake will be presented to the guest of honor. By tradition, the second piece of cake is presented to the oldest Marine present and then symbolically, the eldest Marine present passes a piece of cake to the youngest Marine present, just as for years our experienced Marines have nurtured and led young Marines that will fill our ranks and renew our Corps.
Friday, November 8, 2019 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Navy ROTC Armory, Quarterdeck
2201 SW Washington Way, Corvallis, OR 97331