The U.S. Marine Security Guards marked the occasion of the 245th anniversary of the forming of the United States Marine Corps at a small ceremony in Georgetown. Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch was the guest of honor.
Ambassador Lynch hailed the work of the Marine Security Guards for answering the call to duty and for their valor in protecting U.S. Embassies around the world. Currently 184 U.S. Embassies are guarded by U.S. Marines.
The Ambassador read a greeting from the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, thanking the Marines for their professional integrity and service to their nation.