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Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Eastern Recruiting Region

Parris Island, South Carolina
Local community invited to Parris Island’s celebration of Marine Corps birthday
October 18, 2013
PARRIS ISLAND --

Parris Island will host a traditional cake cutting ceremony and historical uniform pageant at 10 a.m., Nov. 8, 2013, to celebrate the 238th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps.

The free event is open to the public and will be held at the All-Weather Training Facility on Boulevard de France, just past the main parade deck. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

The Parris Island Marine Band will perform as Marines and sailors stationed here display the various military garb and the nation’s flags from the last two and half centuries.

The cake cutting ceremony typically features the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance representing the passing on of Marine Corps knowledge and tradition.

The Marine Corps was established on Nov. 10, 1775, in Philadelphia.

Visitors to Parris Island must have a valid photo identification. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license, copy of the vehicle registration and proof of auto insurance.

For more information on Parris Island, call the visitors’ center at 843-228-3650.


Marine Corps Recruit Depot Gunnery Sgt. Lisbon
283 Blvd de France
Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Parris Island, S.C. 29905

Phone: 2283410
william.lisbon digat usmc-digdot-mil