U.S. Marine Corps 247th Birthday Celebration

The U.S. Marine security guards celebrated the 247th anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps with Guyanese community members, businesspeople, and members of the diplomatic corps at Pegasus Hotel in Georgetown yesterday. 

The ceremony included the presentation of colors, a traditional cake cutting, and greetings from the Secretary of State Antony Blinken.  The guest speaker, Colonel Brian Chin (USMC Ret.) delivered remarks about the importance of service and the Marine Corps’ rich history.   

Honored guest, Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch, thanked the marines for their dedicated service protecting American embassies and consulates around the world to enable the critical work of diplomacy and advancing U.S. foreign policy objectives.     

Happy birthday, U.S. Marines!