Lejeune to celebrate Marine Corps birthday through Joint Daytime Ceremony

30 Oct 2012 | Lance Cpl. Jackeline M. Perez Rivera

Following the tradition and heritage of the Marine Corps, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is set to hold its annual Joint Daytime Ceremony celebrating the Marine Corps birthday at Liversedge Field aboard the base 10 a.m. Nov. 2.

With a pageant to illustrate the history of the uniforms of the Corps’ past, a cake cutting ceremony symbolizing the passage of knowledge through generations, and the rededication of National and Organizational Colors, the Camp Lejeune community is preparing to continue contributing to the customs and traditions that built this illustrious service.

The ceremony is open to the public. However, visitors will still require an on-base pass from the main gate’s Visitors Center. While guests do not need to have a sponsor for the day’s events in order to obtain a pass for their vehicle they will require a license, registration and proof of insurance.

The ceremony will include Marines from II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Special Operations Command and Marine Corps Installations East-Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, subordinate commands. The 2nd Marine Division Band will also perform during the ceremony.

While the Marine Corps is another year older its members have not forgotten the spirit and ethos of the corps. The ceremony represents an opportunity for MCB Camp Lejeune to honor the Marine Corps’ past while looking forward to its future.