For the last 237 years, the United States Marine Corps. has been protecting our freedom both here and abroad. Today, we celebrate their honorable service with a few distinguished guests. Brigadier General Paul Brier is the Vice Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command. He explained the importance of today’s celebration on Fox and Friends.

He said, “Marines believe that you can’t know what you stand for if you don’t know where you came from, and we teach our history

because we are determined to repeat it.”

Listen to some of their inspiring stories and watch the incredible cutting of the cake tradition below: