You’re invited to Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Denise Lott

The birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps is approaching in November. In keeping with tradition, our East Valley Marine Corps League’s Sun Lakes Detachment 1296 is hosting its annual Birthday Ball. The Ball will be on Saturday, November 12 at the San Marcos Crown Resort in Chandler.

The public is invited to enjoy the formal event and show support for our Marine Corps. Proceeds from the Ball tickets go to our Arizona Wounded Veterans. You can download a ticket order form at The event can sell out quickly and sales end in early October, so do not delay in ordering tickets. The formal event starts at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner, special ceremonial events, a guest speaker and dancing with music provided by the Army band.

Each year, the detachment sponsors several of our Wounded Marines and their spouses/dates, also arranging for a pre-Ball reception in their honor, as well as providing all hotel and meal accommodations.

The guest speaker for this year is Lieutenant General Carol A. Mutter, the first woman in the Marine Corps to attain three-star rank.