On Nov. 6, 2019 Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island will host a historical uniform pageant in observance of the 244th birthday of the United States Marine Corps.
The pageant will be held at 3 p.m. at the Depot’s All-Weather Training Facility. A variety of historical periods will be represented to include: the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the modern period. Marines will also re-enact the iconic flag raising at Iwo Jima.
Additionally, the pageant will also include a performance by the Parris Island Marine Band, the reading of Lt. Gen. John A. Lejeune’s birthday message, the reading of the Commandant of the Marine Corp’s birthday message and a cake-cutting ceremony.
Media interested in attending the pageant should RSVP no later than Oct. 21 to the MCRD Parris Island Communication Strategy and Operations Office at SMB_MCRDPI_Media@usmc.mil or 843-228-3710 and 843-228-4294.