For the last 245 years, the Marine Corps has executed more than 300 landings on foreign shores and served in every major U.S. naval action since 1775, and while there are nearly 200,000 Marines actively serving today, the birth of the world’s greatest fighting force was witnessed by only a few. On 10 November 1925, the sesquicentennial birthday (150 years) of the USMC, the first formal Marine Corps Ball was held in Philadelphia. Since then, the Marine Corps Birthday Ball has become a cherished celebration rich in tradition. We are here to help make your event planning a little easier. No matter how small or large your celebration is this year, we can ensure that your event hits the mark.
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For our USMC family, we are offering Free Guest speaker awards, no money down and we are giving you 30 days after you receive the order to make payment.
November 10 is the official Marine Corps birthday, and the Marine Corps ball is ordinarily held on that day. However, circumstances vary, and given that Marines are all over the world, celebration dates might vary.
Yes, the the 248th Marine Corps Birthday Ball will be held. Check the official Marine Core Birthday Ball page for tickets and details.
The ball is a formal event. Service members are expected to attend in their fill dress uniform. Marines will be wearing their Dress Blues. Female guests of service members should wear a floor-length gown. Male guests should wear a suit and tie or tuxedo.