The Lowcountry Leathernecks are a group of Marines and sailors from the Fleet Marine Force who meet several times a year in a casual setting for lunches and cocktails. However, the annual Marine Corps birthday celebration is a special occasion.
Not specifically an officially recognized group such as the Marine Corps League, the Lowcountry Leathernecks nevertheless pride themselves on being members of the Corps of Marines in casual or informal settings; likewise, the celebration of the anniversary of the Marine Corps falls within this framework.
Maintaining a casual, informal routine, the Lowcountry Leathernecks blend the classic mess night with its fun and frivolity with the traditional elements of the Marine Corps birthday celebration. After all, it’s a birthday party, a Marine Corps birthday party, where everyone is invited.
Dress code is a simple coat and tie, or formal black tie, with a female equivalent or military uniform. is the normal outfit.
There will be no speeches or formal recognition of members or guests. Instead, the event focuses on food, drink, memorabilia, celebration, fun and frivolity mixed with historic responsibility to the Corps, sister services and its members, past, present and future. The FMF Marines and Sailors Group is asking anyone who wishes to join in the momentous occasion to do so.
Event time is 6 p.m. (6 p.m.) on November 10 for cocktails at a cash bar. At 7 p.m. (7 p.m.), guests sit down for dinner. Before dinner is served, the group offers their thanks to God, followed by the reading of the classic General Order No. Marine Corps and birthday message. of our current commander, General David H. Berger.
The Lowcountry Leathernecks also recognize comrades who have provided their last full measure of devotion to Corps and country, and who have departed this life on earth, in traditional ceremonial and ritual duties. Meal starters include salmon or steak with standard additions. Continental Marine Corps Grog (mixed before your eyes) will be served with a slice of Marine Corps Birthday Cake.
The Lowcountry Leathernecks are eagerly awaiting guests to join the birthday party. To reserve a spot, contact Dave Sowers at firstname.lastname@example.org or (843) 697-9935 by October 31.