Yesterday was the 232nd celebration of the United States Marine Corp Birthday. It’s a big deal for Marines everywhere and people plan for the event months and months in advance. We traveled down to Richmond as it was held in the Marriott downtown. The hall was lovely and the gowns equally impressive not to mention the presence of some 600 Marines in dress uniforms (think tuxedo with a royal flare). This was my first year and I was impressed. They presented colors, held a traditional cutting of the cake in which the oldest and youngest Marine present is served first, a honored guests speaks, dinner is served and dancing ensues. It was quite the evening and we had a great time. The event was held right across the street from where we met Sheryl from FITS Riding at an equine vendors convention! All and all it was a special evening and I must say that we were quite the handsome couple!