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MCLB celebrates Marines 238th birthday with big event

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

November 10th marks the 238th Birthday of the Marine Corps, and MCLB had a big event for it Wednesday.

The base held a traditional cake-cutting ceremony and uniform pageant today.  Marine bases across the country are taking part in similar events, celebrating their heritage and traditions.

"It's something that we value very highly and we take a lot of pride in who we are," said MCLB Commander Colonel Don Davis. "To participate in this every year is a time honored tradition. I look forward to doing it until the day I die."

Col. Davis says over the years some things have changed, like the uniforms and the equipment, which has become more advanced with new technology.

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