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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.”