Just sharing: At our annual 233rd Celebration of the Birthday of the Corps (over 200 in attendance) one of our guests from the Phoenix Valley, an active duty recruiter, Sgt. Allen Casanova, stepped forward on the dance floor, got down on bended knee, proposed to his date, she accepted and we all stood and applauded to the playing of the Marine Corps Hymn.
Young Sgt. Casanova is now married and deployed. When Sgt. Major Casanova and his wife attend the 288th celebration of the Corps Birthday, they can look back and say, "WOW, that's where it all began!?
A highlight of our celebration here in Payson, AZ and another memory of the Corps.
Col., USMC (Ret)
Rim Country Detachment, Marine Corps League