Marines celebrate Corps' 237th birthday at AZ capitol
By FOX 10 News Staff
U.S. Marines are coming together at the State Capitol to celebrate the Marine Corps' 237th birthday.
They paused to reflect in the legislative chamber during a traditional ceremony.
A birthday cake was carried out onto the floor.
The men recognized the youngest Arizona Marine, who's 24, and the oldest, who's 100. He's a Navajo code talker from World War II.
"It's a great honor to see all these past and present Marines that come back, and you know once you earn the title Marine you're always a Marine. So it's a brotherhood that's never broken and we love to celebrate it whenever we can," says Maj. Mike Ford, U.S. Marine Corps.
A man dressed as George Washington read a proclamation from Governor Jan Brewer, declaring November as "Marine Corps Month" in Arizona.