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Veterans Day 2011
Houston-Galveston Area Marine Corps Coordinating Council
News Release
Thursday, October 27, 2011


The Houston-Galveston Area Marine Corps Coordinating Council would like to invite the community to attend the 236th Marine Corps Birthday Ball celebration on Saturday November 5, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the J.W. Marriott Hotel by the Galleria, 5150 Westhemier Road, Houston, Texas 77056.  General James T. Conway, the 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps will be our keynote speaker.  The general public is encouraged to attend and participate.

The ball begins with social hour and buffet dining from 6:00 PM followed by the official ceremony and dancing.  A banquet meal will be served along with the official cake cutting ceremony, singing of the Marine Corps Hymn and the recognition of the oldest and youngest Marine present.  Additionally, in accordance with Marine Corps traditions, General John A. Lejune’s Birthday Address will be read followed by the keynote speech. 

Tickets for the 236th Marine Corps Birthday Ball can be purchased for $65.00 by visiting the Houston-Galveston MCCC’s website, or by contacting 1stSgt Traci Mullins at 713-816-8508.

The mission of the Houston-Galveston Area Marine Corps Coordinating Council is to promote in the community a method whereby U.S. Marines, either regular or Reserve, and their families are made to feel a part of the Marine Corps family.

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