Marine Corps JROTC cadets celebrated the 241st birthday of the U.S. Marine
Corps during a ceremony on November 10, 2016, at Granbury High School.
The ceremony included the
cutting of a birthday cake as well as the reading of a message from General Robert
B. Neller, the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
Tradition includes the first piece being presented to the oldest Marine
(or cadet) present. Then, the oldest
Marine in turn passes it on to the youngest Marine (or cadet) signifying the
passing of experience and knowledge from the old to the young of the Corps.
for the Granbury unit are Lt. Col. Scott Casey and First Sergeant Johnny
above, the battalion commander, Cadet Lt. Col. Freeman Hawker, cuts the cake.
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