Marines celebrate 243rd birthday
By Airman 1st Class Seraiah Hines, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published November 06, 2018
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --
Members of the Marine Detachment at Goodfellow, family and friends celebrated the Marine’s 243rd birthday early at the McNease Convention Center, San Angelo, Texas on Nov. 2.
The Ball featured posting of the colors, a reading of General John J. Lejeune’s birthday message from 1921, cutting of the birthday cake and guest speaker, retired Gen. Michael Hagee, 33rd Commandant of the Marine Corps.
“Every Marine has a flame burning inside them,” said Hagee. “Sometimes it is burning bright like tonight and sometimes it is just a flicker, but it is always there. That is what unites us all.”