Former and current marines were joined by other military vets at the American Legion in Valdosta to honor the Corps.
Former Marines say they are grateful to be honored in such a way.
"It’s just a celebration of the marines itself and all the people who before us and established all the legacy and heritage we enjoy. It's a chance to be proud,” says Micky Rigsby, a former U.S. Marine.
Other local Marines say you can honor the Corps simply by saying thank you to any military service member for sacrifices they've made for our nation.