Marine Corps 238th Birthday Ball
GAINESVILLE - Gainesville put on their red white and blue with pride this evening, to celebrate some of our armed servicemen and women at the Marine Corps Ball. The annual event commemorates the traditions of the Marine Corps.
TV20's very own anchor Dave Snyder emceed part of the event and our reporter Yaremi Farinas performed to a 1940's song.
This year, the event was dedicated to all who served during World War II. The commandant for the Gator Detachment, Jim Yakubsin says World War II servicemen truly deserve the recognition after everything they did for this country. "We're doing a little something special tonight. It's celebrating or honoring the greatest generation. We're going to have a mini u-s-o show, back in the forties. We're going to play music, dancing. So to honor the greatest generation," Yakubsin said.
Sgt . Maj. Adam Yakubsin, the guest of honor said, "So basically tonight why we are celebrating because the history and traditions the Marine Corps have over their many years since 1775, is why we come together in celebration in the birthday ball to remember those who have fought for us and we can continue that tradition."
The Marine Corps turns 238 years old on November 10th.
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