United States Marines have officially celebrated the birth of the Corps since 1921 when Commandant John A. Lejeune ordered Marines’ original birthday of 10 November be declared a Marine Corps holiday to be celebrated throughout the Corps with Marine Corps Order 47.
November 10, 2014 - Me cutting the ceremonial cake onboard the USS Peleliu. Behind me are youngest and oldest Marines present along with the guest of honor, the ships Commadore. The Lietenant Colonel beat me out as the oldest Marine by just three years. Scary.