Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.
8th & I
"Oldest Post of the Corps"
Photo By: Lance Cpl. Damon Mclean
Marine Barracks Washington D.C. - Col. Tyler J. Zagurski, commanding officer of Marine Barracks Washington D.C., left, shake the hands of the oldest and newest Marines on post during the MBW birthday ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., March 31, 2017. It is customary at the Barracks birthday celebration for the longest-serving Marine on post to pass ceremonial cake to the newest Marine on post, signifying the passing of knowledge from the old to the young of the unit. Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., also known as "8th & I," is the oldest active post in the Marine Corps. It was founded by President Thomas Jefferson and Lt. Col. William Ward Burrows, the second commandant of the Marine Corps, in 1801. Each year the Marines of MBW celebrate the establishment of the “Oldest Post of the Corps” and will continue with this tradition for many years to come. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Damon A. Mclean/Released)
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