Dear Friends,

Our Marine Corps League-South Coast Detachment is holding its 247th Marine Corps Birthday Ball Celebration Extraordinaire on Saturday, November 12th at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa from 6:00PM – 9:00PM. This Ball, like no other you have attended, will be steeped in tradition, pomp and ceremony and will be capped off with a First Class, Elegant, Gourmet Dinner.

The Program will include a procession of Marines in uniforms of old, the marching on of the colors-presentation of the Birthday Cake, the reading of General Lejeune’s Birthday Message, the playing of the Commandant of the Marine Corps’ Video Message and the cutting of the cake as shared by the Oldest and Youngest Marine present. There will also be a Champagne Toast to the Marine Corps with 247th Commemorative Champagne Flutes which each guest may take home with them as a parting gift.


During the Assembly Period, tray served Hors d’ Oeuvres will be offered along with your selection of Top Shelf Cocktails (No Host Bar). The Plated Dinner will consist of a Gourmet Salad, Carved Striploin or Pan Seared Salmon, Red & White Wine on each Table and the Birthday Cake as Dessert. Throughout the evening traditional music will be played.

For those making Reservations Tickets are only $125/Person and the same to Sponsor a Marine(s).  Just Click on the appropriate Drop downs.

Event Sponsorships are also available and are accompanied by Complimentary Dinner Tickets plus a Complete Sponsor Promotional Package. If you prefer to use a check, send it to Marine Corps League-South Coast Detachment, P.O. Box 3775, San Clemente, CA 92674-3775 (Memo Section: Number in Party, Marines Sponsored, Level Event Sponsor). Proceeds from the Ball will be used to provide Outreach plus Care & Comfort to the Marines and Families of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines who we support that unfortunately lost Nine Marines and One Sailor in the Kabul Airport Bombing.

Our Marines and I look for ward to being in your company on Saturday November 12th for what portends to be a fun filled gala evening.

Semper Fidelis With Respect & Gratitude, Nelson Coburn-Commandant

Marine Corps League-South Coast Detachment

LOCATION – Laguna Cliffs Marriot Resort & Spa – 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629

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