Marines across the nation celebrated the 240th birthday of the corps Tuesday. Gen. Robert B. Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps, and Sen. Pat Roberts, who was a Marine captain, toasted service members at a reception in the Russell building on Nov. 3.
From left, Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin, Neller and Roberts share a toast during the 240th birthday celebration for the Marines on Capitol Hill. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Neller cuts the cake as Roberts, right, looks on. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
A Marine cleans the sword used to cut the cake during a 240th birthday celebration for the Marine Corps. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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