Today is the 235th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. This is a tradition that they have to celebrate there birthday.
It starts with a reading of the Commandant's message to the Corps. Then the cake is sliced and the first piece is given to the oldest member of the Corps. This member then serves the second piece to the youngest member of the Corps. This tradition is followed by all marines wherever they are on this day.
Thank you all marines, past, present and future.