U.S. MARINE CORPS
Marine Congressman Paul Cook remarks
on November 10, 2018 ____
“Last week, I had the honor to participate in the 243rd U.S. Marine Corps
Birthday Cake Cutting Ceremony. Each year on November 10, we gather to remember
the commitment, accomplishments, and sacrifices of all Marines.
The cake cutting ceremony is a part of our tradition in celebrating the birth
of the Corps. The youngest and oldest Marines in Congress at the time are asked
to take part in this occasion, so Congressman Lamb (PA-18) and I stood together
during this meaningful tradition.
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller cut the cake and
presented me with a piece to pass on to Congressman Lamb. The passing of cake
from the oldest Marine to the youngest Marine demonstrates passing on the
honor, experiences, and values of the Corps to the next generation of Marines
to carry on.”