NEWS | Nov. 19, 2018

Team Charleston celebrates USMC 243rd birthday

By Airman 1st Class Helena Owens Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Team Charleston Marines bring in the cake to celebrate the U.S. Marine Corps' 243rd birthday at the annual Marine Corps’ Ball held at the Charleston Area Convention Center Nov. 17, 2018, in Charleston, S.C. Retired Marine Corps Col. Arthur Sass, now a naval science instructor at Eau Claire High School, delivered the keynote address during the ceremony. The Marine Corps was established on Nov. 10, 1775 and its birthday is celebrated with a traditional ball and cake-cutting ceremony.