ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Hundreds of Marines decked out in formal attire on Thursday night for their annual ball.
MCLB Albany celebrated the Corps 241st birthday.
The evening kicked off with marines marching in formation.
Later, they cut a birthday cake.
Retired Lt. General Willie Williams who served as MCLB Commanding General spoke about what it means to be a marine.
Officials said the highlight of the evening is celebrating with the community.
Marines plan to honor it's rich history for the entire month.
The actual birthday is November 10th.