Join former Indianapolis Mayor and UIndy Visiting Fellow Greg Ballard for the 2016 Celebration of the 241st birthday of the Marine Corps on Thursday, November 10, at the University of Indianapolis. The celebration will be held at the Stierwalt Alumni House at 4 p.m.
On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress resolved that two battalions of Marines be raised. Formal observance of the birthday of the Marine Corps began on November 10, 1921.
One of the greatest traditions is the passing of the first piece of cake to the oldest Marine present, who then passes the cake to the youngest Marine present. This gesture symbolizes the passing of knowledge from the experienced Marines to the new generation of Marines.
We hope you can join us for this special event to celebrate the 241st birthday of the Marine Corps and to honor those in our community who have served.
This free event is open to the public and you don’t need to be a Marine to attend. Online registration is requested.