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Sun Lakes Marines chapter slates Birthday Ball

September 3rd, 2022 SanTan Sun News
Sun Lakes Marines chapter slates Birthday Ball
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Veterans Day and the birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps are approaching in November and  in keeping with tradition, the East Valley Marine Corps League’s Sun Lakes Detachment 1296 is hosting its annual Birthday Ball to celebrate. 

 The ball will be held on Nov. 12 at the Oakwood Country Club Ballroom.

“The public is invited to enjoy the formal event and show support for all our veterans,” a spokesman said. “Proceeds from the ball tickets go to our Marines Helping Veterans fund.”

The East Valley Marines Det. #1296 of the Marine Corps League, is a nonprofit comprising honorably discharged United States Marines, FMF Corpsmen, FMF Chaplains, and veterans of all services that band together to promote the ideals of our great country and of the United States Marine Corps.  

Its mission is to assist local veterans, as well as their spouses, children, parents, and caregivers; work with the  community in keeping with military traditions; and provide social activities for members to bond and support one another.

Tickets are$80 and can be ordered at   You eastvalleymarines.org. The event can sell out quickly and sales end in October, so people are encouraged to get their tickets early.

 The formal event starts at 5:30 pm with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner, special ceremonial events, a guest speaker and dancing.  

This year’s speaker is Susan Kee, a Korean American writer and war historian. She is an advocate for Korean War Veterans and Gold Star families.  

“She is devoted to thanking and honoring all who have served and sacrificed their lives in not just the Korean War, but all our conflicts since,” the spokesman said.

Information:  Mike Bishop, 480-213-2779. 

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