Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Marine Ball November 2011

This year, Marine Balls got a lot more publicity than usual thanks to the video invitations of celebrities.  For those of you who don't know, the Marines celebrate their founding in 1775 every year by throwing a birthday party.  Every detachment worldwide throws a party.  Ours in Chisinau was held at the Leogrand Hotel Convention Center.  As you can see, the party is rather formal at first.  After dinner, though, it goes wild with dancing and drinking.  If you ever get a chance to go to one, do it!


Cyn said...

Love seeing them cut the cake with a sword. A girlfriend of mine married a Marine who graduated from the Naval Academy. I had the privlige of being in a June week wedding many, many years ago. :-)

Windy Meadow

mdgtjulie said...

It looks wonderful. I would love to go, but what would I wear?!? Yikes, lol.