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Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
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Captain Gregory Jurshak, platoon commander, Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, speaks to veterans with Honor Flight Chicago at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., Apr. 12, 2017. Each year, veterans of World War II and the Korean War visit Washington, D.C. for a day of honor and remembrance at no cost. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Robert Knapp/Released)
Members of the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon meet and greet with veterans of Honor Flight Chicago after their performance at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., Apr. 12, 2017. Each year, veterans of World War II and the Korean War visit Washington, D.C. for a day of honor and remembrance at no cost. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Robert Knapp/Released)
Members of the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon meet and greet with veterans of Honor Flight Chicago after their performance at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., Apr. 12, 2017. Each year, veterans of World War II and the Korean War visit Washington, D.C. for a day of honor and remembrance at no cost. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Robert Knapp/Released)
Members of the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon meet and greet with veterans of Honor Flight Chicago after their performance at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., Apr. 12, 2017. Each year, veterans of World War II and the Korean War visit Washington, D.C. for a day of honor and remembrance at no cost. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Robert Knapp/Released)
Members of the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon meet and greet with veterans of Honor Flight Chicago after their performance at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., Apr. 12, 2017. Each year, veterans of World War II and the Korean War visit Washington, D.C. for a day of honor and remembrance at no cost. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Robert Knapp/Released)
Members of the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon meet and greet with veterans of Honor Flight Chicago after their performance at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., Apr. 12, 2017. Each year, veterans of World War II and the Korean War visit Washington, D.C. for a day of honor and remembrance at no cost. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Robert Knapp/Released)
The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performs during Honor Flight Chicago at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., Apr. 12, 2017. Each year, veterans of World War II and the Korean War visit Washington, D.C. for a day of honor and remembrance at no cost. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Robert Knapp/Released)
The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performs during Honor Flight Chicago at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., Apr. 12, 2017. Each year, veterans of World War II and the Korean War visit Washington, D.C. for a day of honor and remembrance at no cost. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Robert Knapp/Released)
The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performs during Honor Flight Chicago at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., Apr. 12, 2017. Each year, veterans of World War II and the Korean War visit Washington, D.C. for a day of honor and remembrance at no cost. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Robert Knapp/Released)
Lance Cpl. Cody McNealy, Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, performs during Honor Flight Chicago at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., Apr. 12, 2017. Each year, veterans of World War II and the Korean War visit Washington, D.C. for a day of honor and rememberance at no cost. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Robert Knapp/Released)
Marines from Marine Barracks Washington D.C. support a full honors funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., March 31, 2017. Marine Barracks Washington is home to the Marine Corps Body Bearers; those Marines who bear the caskets for all Marine Corps funerals and many high-ranking government official funerals within the Capitol area. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Damon Mclean/Released)
Body Bearers with Bravo Company, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., prepare to place the National flag alongside the remains of the fallen Marine and his wife during a full honors funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., March 31, 2017. Marine Barracks Washington is home to the Marine Corps Body Bearers; those Marines who bear the caskets for all Marine Corps funerals and many high-ranking government official funerals within the Capitol area. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Damon Mclean/Released)
Marines with Bravo Company, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., present arms during the playing of Taps for a full honors funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., March 31, 2017. The highest caliber Ceremonial Marchers from Bravo Co. are selected to perform on firing parties to render honors to the fallen Marines at their funerals. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Damon Mclean/Released)
Body Bearers with Bravo Company, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., fold the National flag during a full honors funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., March 31, 2017. Marine Barracks Washington is home to the Marine Corps Body Bearers; those Marines who bear the caskets for all Marine Corps funerals and many high-ranking government official funerals within the Capitol area. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Damon Mclean/Released)
Marines with the U.S. Marine Band, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., march and provide musical support to a full honors funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., March 31, 2017. Marine Barracks Washington is home to the Marine Corps Body Bearers; those Marines who bear the caskets for all Marine Corps funerals and many high-ranking government official funerals within the Capitol area. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Damon Mclean/Released)
Col. Tyler J. Zagurski, commanding officer of Marine Barracks Washington D.C., cuts cake with a traditional Mameluke sword during the MBW birthday ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., March 31, 2017. 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
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)
Marines with Marine Barracks Washington D.C., salute as the National Anthem is played by the Marine Corps Band during the MBW birthday ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., March 31, 2017. 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)
Col. Tyler J. Zagurski, commanding officer of Marine Barracks Washington D.C., speaks to Marines during the MBW birthday ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., March 31, 2017. 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.
Marines with Marine Barracks Washington D.C., march in with ceremonial cake during the MBW birthday ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., March 31, 2017. 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)