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Marines mark the birth of the Corps

November 10, 2005

 Albany--The Marine Corps turns 230 years old today and honors four outstanding Marines.

Today's celebration at the Albany base included a giant birthday cake and the unveiling of the Marine Corps Heritage Collection postage stamps. The stamps honor four Marine Corps heroes - Sgt. John Basilone, Sgt. Maj. Daniel Daly, Lt. Gen. John A. Lejuene and Lt. Gen. Lewis B. Puller.

"Every year we celebrate the birthday, with regards to a cake cutting, all around the world. This is not the only cake cutting that takes place, they go from here to all seven continents there will be a cake cutting, there will be a celebration to honor the United States Marine Corps birthday" said Marine Corps Captain Steve Butler.

The Marine Corps Heritage stamps can be purchased at U.S. Post Offices beginning tomorrow.