Marine Corps Birthday Breakfast Honors Commanding General 4th Marine Division Marine Forces Reserve

Marine Corps Birthday Breakfast 2008

Lexington, Kentucky, November 10, 2008:  Honorable James E. Bassett, III, Chairman, Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky, presents "Keeneland: Reflections on a Thoroughbred Tradition," a collection of timeless photographs and essays, to Major General James L. Williams, Commanding General, 4th Marine Division (Marine Forces Reserve), who was the guest of honor and keynote speaker at the 20th Annual Marine Corps Birthday Breakfast commemorating the 233rd anniversary of the United States Marine Corps.  Mr. Bassett, a Marine veteran of World War II and former Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police, is Chairman Emeritus of Keeneland Association, Inc., and a Founder of the National Museum of the Marine Corps.  Major General Williams was also the guest of honor and keynote speaker at the Marine Corps Birthday Ball held on November 8, 2008, in Louisville, Kentucky.