November 10, 2017 @ 7:00 PM – 11:45 PM America/Chicago Timezone
Venezzia Event Venue
5 Event Ctr
Brownsville, TX 78526
$75 Couples / $50 Singles
Laura Serna Marquez
(956) 509-7953
United States Marine Corps 242 Birthday Ball 2017 @ Venezzia Event Venue | Brownsville | Texas | United States

The official birthday of the United States Marine Corps is on 10 November 1775. That was the day when the Second Continental Congress established the Continental Marines with the following decree

The first formal ball was celebrated in 1925, though no records exist that indicate the proceedings of that event.[10][11] Birthday celebrations would take varied forms, most included dances, though some accounts include mock battles, musical performances, pageants, and sporting events.[12]

The celebrations were formalized and standardized by Commandant Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr. in 1952, outlining the cake cutting ceremony, which would enter the Marine Drill Manual in 1956. By tradition, the first slice of cake is given to the oldest Marine present, who in turn hands it off to the youngest Marine present, symbolizing the old and experienced Marines passing their knowledge to the new generation of Marines. The celebration also includes a reading of Marine Corps Order 47, republished every year, as well as a message from the current Commandant, and often includes a banquet and dancing if possible. In many cases, the birthday celebration will also include a pageant of current and historical Marine Corps uniforms, as a reminder of the history of the Corps.[13] Another modern tradition includes a unit run on the 10th.[14] Marines are reputed to celebrate the birthday, regardless of where they may be in the world, even in austere environments or combat.[15]    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Marine_Corps_birthday_ball

Dress Attire:  Military Active or Retire, Dress Blues Class A Men: Tuxedo / Ladies: Formal Dress

Music By: Dj. George Botello USMC Veteran

Professional Photograph will be provided by Martin Buitron Photography.  A complimentary 5×7 photo per ticket will be mailed out via regular postal mail.  Additional photo packages will be available for purchase.   For more information, contact Mr. Martin Buitron (956) 579-8248 or visit website http://www.martinbuitronphoto.com  or on Facebook.