This year, we celebrated the 236th Marine Corps Birthday a little early. Troy left a few days after the celebration for a training mission and will be gone until after Thanksgiving.
The Commandant and Sergent Major of the Marine Corps released an inspirational and hard hitting message this year that every American should watch. Lucky for you, here it is:
We celebrated the occasion with a military ball, as usual. I special ordered a dress I have been wanting for years and Troy wore his handsome dress blues. Enjoy some highlights from the evening!
|Lucky girl! :)|
We brought along a friend whose husband could not make it to the ball because he is deployed!
|Troy gets to hang out with two hot women all night... lucky dude!|
|The III MEF Marine Band was at the ceremony, I always love hearing them play.|
|The Commanding Officer (left) and Guest of Honor (right). The Guest of Honor was an incredibly inspirational Retired Marine. I would argue that he is the best guest speaker I have ever had the privilege of hearing.|
|Mmmm CAKE! Here is a fun fact for you... there is actually only a little piece of this cake that is edible. It is mostly for show! They bring out sheet cake for the rest of us.|
|Bustin' a move!|
|Having a little fun. I'm blinded by all the medals! A few have been added recently for all his hard work. :)|
|Believe it or not, that is Lt Troy Walton busting a move on the dance floor. He kept up with the fancy line dance for quite a while!|
|Happy Marine Corps Birthday!!|