“They belonged to a family.”

With that sentimentin mind, there will besemper fis all around when the U.S. Marine Corps celebrates its 225th anniversary on Nov 10.

J. Walter Thompsonin Atlanta marks the anniversary with “Family Photos,” a 30-second national television spot. The montage ad features retired Marines, their families and their photographic scrapbooks.

The piece, overlaid with swelling music, was penned by copywriter Jeff Thompson and filmed in Atlanta by director Steve Colby of Pogo Pictures.

“These Marines had an expectation of being part of a story told with exacting accuracy,” said Colby. “An unanticipated benefit of working with Marines is that they take direction well and adapt to new situations and environments.”

Post-production work was completed at Outback Editorial in Atlanta.

The commercial will debut on Nov. 5 on CBS.