Although serving for 5 years, this was only my 2nd time attending the Marine Corps ball. But, the opportunity was a good reconnect with the Corps.
You get a chance to see Marines in all phases of their lives.
The youngest Marine there, also cutting the cake during the ceremony, was serving on recruiter’s assistance. Hard charging Devil Dogs still serving our country and our Corps, all the way to retired Marines who still maintain that connection with the Marine Corps.
It’s something that doesn’t go away, and that sense of pride is on display by all Marines.