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By Jana Peterson
Pine Knot News 

Happy Birthday, Marines


November 16, 2018

Photos contributed by Amy Louhela

US Navy cadets form a color guard during Saturday's Marine Corps Ball at the Cloquet VFW. Pictured, from left, are Courdin Nelson and Keegan Tribbey of Superior, Isaiah Johnson of Wrenshall, and Donovin Lowney of Superior.

The day before Veterans Day, Marines celebrate 243 years of service

A group of solemn, uniformed men - young and old - walked a birthday cake down the aisle at the Cloquet VFW Saturday, in a ceremony that has been repeated again and again across the United States for more than 200 years.

When the cake reached the front of the room, it was cut with a long shiny silver sword.

The first piece went to the guest of honor, State Senator Tony Lourey, who addressed the veterans and loved ones gathered there, in his 10th visit to the Cloquet Marine Corps Ball.

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