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Marine Corps Celebrates 240th Birthday

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.  

UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 3: From left, Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Gen. Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., who served in the Marine, share a toast during a 240th birthday celebration for the Marines in the Russell Building, November 3, 2015. The actual birthday is November 10th. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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)

Neller cuts the cake as Roberts, right, looks on. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

   

(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)

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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