Parris Island to celebrate Marine Corps birthday

11/07/2013 8:34 AM

11/07/2013 8:38 AM

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island will host a traditional cake-cutting ceremony and historical uniform pageant at 10 a.m. Friday to celebrate the 238th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps.

The free event is open to the public and will be at the All-Weather Training Facility on Boulevard de France. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

The Marine Corps was established Nov. 10, 1775, in Philadelphia.

Visitors to Parris Island must have a valid photo identification. Drivers must have a valid driver's license, copy of vehicle registration and proof of auto insurance.

Details: Call the visitors' center at 843-228-3650 or go to

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