The Central Texas Marines Organization plans to celebrate the Corp's 240th birthday with a huge breakfast bash.

Tempe's Cultural Activities Center will host the Marine Corps Birthday Breakfast on Saturday, November 14 starting at 7:30 AM. Marines past and present, as well as Navy personnel who've worked with Marines, are invited to enjoy traditional chow associated with field operations, including "S.O.S.": ground beef and gravy served on toast.

The event will take place in the CAC's Strasburger Hall, and will feature guest speakers and a ceremony honoring a member of the Strasburger family fatally wounded at the Battle of Iwo Jima and posthumously awarded the Silver Star.

For more information, registration, or sponsorship opportunities, visit or contact Colonel Dave Williams, USMC Retired at