Did everyone wish their Marines a very Happy Birthday this morning? I know I did! Today the Marine Corps celebrates 235 years. At our ball they did all the traditional events like oldest and youngest Marine, recognized those who paid the ultimate sacrifice with the empty table and lit candle. But this was my first ball where they had Marines from previous wars stand and be recognized. There were Marines (in full dress blues) who had served in WWII, Vietnam, Korea, The Gulf war, and of course OEF/OIF. It was so humbling to see a 90 year old Marine stand and be recognized.
I have been a Marine wife for over 6 years and the amount of pride I have for the Corps is incredible...I cant imagine how Marines must feel today. Happy Birthday to each and every Marine, past and present! Once a Marine, Always a Marine.
Here is us at the 235th Birthday Ball this past Saturday night.
The best part of the Marine Corps Birthday??? All those Marine heading off to work in their dress chucks!!! I know mine looked super sexy :)