Big Bear, Ca, Novembe 8, 2011, 3:00pm – The United States Marine Corps will be turning 236 this year, and local current and veteran Marines and their families will be holding two celebrations this week. On Thursday, the 10th of November, there will be a birthday party for the Marine Corps at Diamond Lils starting at 5:00pm. All mountain Marines and their families are invited to join in the festivities. On Saturday, the Marines will put on their dress blues for the Marine Corps Birthday Celebration Ball. The event will be held at the Northwoods Resort with social hour starting at 5:00pm. The occasion will be even more special as members of the Wounded Warrior Regiment will be in attendance for the birthday celebration. Reservations are required for the Birthday Ball, and can be made by contacting Terry Porter at 866-5151. KBHR wishes the Marine Corps a happy birthday, and thanks all service men and women, past and present for serving our country.