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Marine Corps Birthday Ball planned to celebrate Corps
Oct 26, 2011 | 142 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CEDAR CITY – On Nov. 12, the Marines of the Marine Corps League Cedar City Detachment 1315 will celebrate the 236th anniversary of the founding of the United States Marine Corps with the annual Birthday Ball.

The ball will be at the Heritage Center beginning at 6 p.m.

The first “formal” ball took place in Philadelphia at the Benjamin Franklin Hotel in 1925. Guests included the Commandant, the Secretary of War and a host of statesmen and elected officials.

Before the ball, General John A. LeJeune unveiled a memorial plaque at Tun Tavern, the birthplace of the Marines on Nov. 10, 1775.

Like the U.S. Marine Corps itself, the annual Birthday Ball has evolved from simple origins to the polished and professional functions of today. Nonetheless, one thing remains constant, the 10th day of November. The Cedar City Ball is two days after the actual birthday.

This unique holiday for warriors is a day of camaraderie, a day to honor the Corps and country. Throughout the world on Nov. 10, U.S. Marines celebrate the birth of their Corps – the most loyal, most feared, most revered, and most professional fighting force the world has ever known.

Tickets for the ball can be purchased by calling Mike at 865-6433 or Dennis at 477-3785; prices are $45 for couples and $25 for singles; the dress is semi-formal. The ticket price includes the guest speaker, ceremonies, dinner, and dance.

Photographs cost extra; by request of the photographer, photographs must be paid for in advance with cash. All in attendance must have a ticket and all tickets must be purchased no later than Nov. 4.

Press release submitted by the Marine Corps League Cedar City Detachment.

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