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Happy Birthday to all Marines, past and present!  Semper Fi!  Watch this and learn a little about us!


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Birthday Cake

Last night, I attended the 1st Marine Logistics Group Officers Ball in celebration of the 234th Anniversary of the United States Marine Corps.  That is a long way of saying…I went to a birthday ball!  The Marine Corps makes a really big deal about celebrating our birthday every year.  This year, November 10th marks the 234th anniversary of the Marine Corps.  Marines, past and present, have accomplished so much and we have so much to be proud of as an organization.  I am incredibly blessed to be able to serve as a Marine.  I often joke that I don’t know what I would do if I were a civilian, but I truly believe I was meant for this career.  While being in the military isn’t for everyone, being a Marine is definitely for me.

Part of the birthday ball celebration involves a ceremony.  There is a lot of pageantry involved and I was in the ceremony.  I received many compliments on my performance and was pleased with how it turned out.  I stayed around for a few hours after dinner and then made the drive home from San Diego.  I was exhausted by the time I got home, but it was a fun night.  What other job makes you go to a formal ball once a year to celebrate the anniversary of the organization?

I will leave you with a self portrait of myself from last night.  I felt dorky asking someone to take my picture, so I took matters into my own hands.  I have a more detailed post about the Marine Corps scheduled for the 10th.

Oh, my food journaling and half marathon training are going really well!  I am one week in and still on track!  🙂

Birthday Self Portrait

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Party Time

I have the Marine Corps birthday ball tonight in San Diego.  It should be an interesting night.  I am in the ceremony, so I am here at the hotel already in my uniform.  I will post all about it tomorrow.  But now it is time to party!

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