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Marine Corps Ball, Japan - 24th November 2008

By: JaymeC

Wow mommy sorry it took so long to update about the ball! We all got kind of sick afterwards, but everyone's better now.

First we had to help Jayme get ready for the ball so we did her nails
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And make up
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I got stuck in her scarf
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And then had to find my ticket...
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Once all the prep was done we climbed into Jayme's purse. It was kind of crowded!
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Here's Jayme when we were all done decorating her, along with her husband. Behind them is the birthday cake! (We're hiding in the purse!)
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First the band played the national anthem and Marine Corps Hymn
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Then there were two speeches and then the ceremony! During the ceremony they cut the cake. The first piece is given to the guest of honor (who gave the speech). The second piece is given to the oldest Marine present. He then passes it on to the youngest Marine present to symbolize the passing of traditions.
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They played the national anthem and Marine Corps Hymn again and the flags left and it was all done!
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Unfortunately during the ceremony two Marines passed out. Yikes! One of the men Jayme's husband works with had to go to the hospital because he was holding a sword and hit his head on the way down! But he's all better (and back to work!) now, so it wasn't too serious. After the ceremony we got to have dinner and cake and then we went home! We have to get to packing for the trip to Tokyo... and Thanksgiving is coming!

Write more soon,
Guss

* Posted Nov 24, 2008, 5:28 am [Quote] Go to the top of the page


 

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