The next is an op-ed written by your battalion sergeant main.
Semper Fidelis, Marines! It’s Marine Corps birthday time!
Sure, that’s proper. Again on Nov. 10, 1775, our wonderful Marine Corps got here alive. And that additionally means we’ll be celebrating our 242nd anniversary with a Birthday Ball at a pleasant venue off base.
You have to be simply as excited as I’m. I’m tearing up simply enthusiastic about Gen. John A. Lejuene’s birthday message, the reducing of the cake, and the attractive ceremony we are going to as soon as once more witness this yr.
Now I’ve heard that a few of you Marines don’t need to attend the ball this yr. Hey, I get it. For a few of you junior enlisted warriors, it may be actually costly. Or possibly it’s not a lot enjoyable should you’re not of consuming age.
And that’s completely wonderful.
For those who don’t need to have a good time the delivery of our wonderful Corps together with your fellow Marine brothers and sisters, that’s okay. It’s not like all these hundreds of Marines who died in protection of this nation are going to attend the ball this yr, both.
Maybe you’ll be able to simply catch the subsequent one. We have a good time Nov. 10 yearly anyway, so no must don your costume blues and dance with a scorching date this time, particularly if you’ll have one other alternative subsequent yr.
Except we get deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea, or some place else. Then we gained’t have the ability to do a daily ball. It gained’t be practically pretty much as good as this one, anyway. I’m unsure if we’ll be deployed; I’m simply saying it’s potential so that you shouldn’t take issues without any consideration.
So look, I’m not going to be “that sergeant main” making younger Marines attend the ball. I’ll simply let you know that it’s a very enjoyable time and I’ve liked each single one I’ve ever attended. Realizing that, I feel you need to take into account getting these costume blues prepared so you’ll be able to be part of me and the remainder of the battalion later this night contained in the venue.
For those who don’t attend, it’s no massive deal.
However since it’s a Friday evening and many of the senior enlisted within the battalion shall be busy preparing for the ball, I’m going to wish you outdoors at 2300 in your Service Alphas for muster and post-ball cleanup earlier than you get your weekend liberty temporary.
Alright, that’s all. Completely happy Birthday, Marines.
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