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243rd Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Sergeant Terrin Creecy

Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

243rd Marine Corps Birthday Ball

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Standard Ticket
This is your temporary ticket you will receive the actual ticket during drill or at the Ball. Hold on to your ticket.
Oct 29, 2018 $40.00 $4.06
Marine Corps League
This is for Marine Corps League Only, contact 1stSgt Ford or Sgt Creecy for ticket code.
Nov 2, 2018 $40.00 $0.00
Gold Star Family
This Ticket is only for the Gold Star Family, Contact 1stSgt Ford or Sgt Creecy for ticket code.
Nov 17, 2018 $40.00 $0.00
These are reserved seats for Command Staff, contact Sgt Creecy or 1Sgt Deleon for ticket code.
Oct 29, 2018 $40.00 $4.06

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The Birthday Ball is one of the biggest events on the Marine Corps calendar. It is a chance to get dressed to the nines, enjoy an evening of tradition, and celebrate the history of the Corps. 

As the Ball is a formal affair both Marines and guests are expected to behave appropriately and follow rules of proper etiquette. If you are attending the Marine Corps Ball for the first time you are sure to have many questions running through your mind. What should you wear? How should you behave? What does ‘proper etiquette’ mean anyway? 

  • Do wear something appropriate for the occasion. A simple way to choose an outfit is to base it on the uniform your service member is wearing. As Marines will be wearing their Dress Blues female guests should select a floor length gown to match the formality of the dress uniform. Male guests should wear a suit and tie or tuxedo.
  • Do be respectful of tradition. One of the highlights of the evening is the ceremony.  This usually lasts around an hour and involves a cake cutting ceremony, speeches, the reading of Gen. John A Lejeune’s birthday message, and a birthday message from the current Commandant. Make sure you are seated before the ceremony begins and refrain from texting or talking while the ceremony is taking place. Photography will be allowed, as long as you are respctful to those around you.
  • Don’t drink more than you can handle. While the Birthday Ball is intended to be a fun occasion it is still a professional event for Marines.  Give yourself a limit for the number of drinks you will have and be sure to space them out throughout the evening. If you do decide to drink, create a plan in advance to ensure you are able to get home safely. Uber can be your best friend, if you plan accordingly.
  • Do be polite. Always remember to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’, and address others as ‘Sir’ or ‘Ma’am’.
  • Do remember to have fun. The Marine Corps has a proud and illustrious history. While it is important to be on your best behavior at the Ball don’t forget the purpose of the evening; to celebrate the Corps and all of its accomplishments.
Have questions about 243rd Marine Corps Birthday Ball? Contact Sergeant Terrin Creecy

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    South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center
    2500 South Shore Boulevard
    League City, TX 77573

    Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

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