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By tradition, the first piece of cake was presented to the oldest Marine present – Col. (Ret.) Lawrence Kelly (right) – who then passed it to the youngest Marine present – Capt. Yuliya Omarov. For more photos, visit the Marshall Center Photo Gallery. (Marshall Center photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda Moncada/RELEASED)

 

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – (Nov. 10, 2015) – The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies celebrated the 240th Birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps here Nov. 10.

By tradition, the first piece of cake was presented to the oldest Marine present – Col. (Ret.) Lawrence Kelly (right) – who then passed it to the youngest Marine present – Capt. Yuliya Omarov.  

Pictured center is Maj. Zack Anthony, who was the Master of Ceremonies.

Lt. Gen. Slavko Barić, commandant of the Croatian Defense Academy, was the guest speaker at the celebration.