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What's classier than a Marine in dress blues?

Posted on 01/06/2013 3:29:41 PM PST by lowbridge

What's classier than a Marine in dress blues?

A Marine in dress blues escorting a special needs child to the Cinderella Ball. Semper Fi!


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: marines
Some links:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/multimedia/collection/cinderella-ball/

[A Cinderella Ball is] “a unique and unduplicated opportunity” for hundreds of Washington, D.C.-area youth with disabilities or life-threatening illnesses to dress up, pass underneath a ceremonial sword arch (courtesy of 40 Marines from Quantico) upon a real red carpet and through the entrance of The Willard InterContinental Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, one block from the White House. And it’s all free-of-charge for the students and their families.

There Cinderella greets attendees and their family members, and everyone enjoys a private dinner, concert and dance.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/blaze-magazine-9-stories-to-change-the-world/

1 posted on 01/06/2013 3:29:43 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

My family and I regularly support the Cinderella Ball. Thank you U.S. Marines.


2 posted on 01/06/2013 3:33:42 PM PST by KingLudd
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To: lowbridge

Nothing beats a Marine.

On the other hand, nothing is more slimy than the Obamadork all dressed up at a function where even the wait staff has far higher IQs.


3 posted on 01/06/2013 3:36:57 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: lowbridge

Really, really fine!


4 posted on 01/06/2013 3:38:16 PM PST by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: lowbridge

Heartwarming. But I prefer OD green. Of course I’ve never been accused of being a fashion maven and it says something about how damn old I am.


5 posted on 01/06/2013 3:44:52 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: lowbridge

+10


6 posted on 01/06/2013 4:22:17 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: lowbridge

Awesome!


7 posted on 01/06/2013 4:23:49 PM PST by Joe Marine 76 ("It's The Natural Born Citizenship, Stupid!")
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To: onyx

Ping to a lady who loves a special Marine.


8 posted on 01/06/2013 4:24:25 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: lowbridge

What a wonderful thing to do.


9 posted on 01/06/2013 4:25:57 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: lowbridge

Dad was a US Marine and he’d be proud.


10 posted on 01/06/2013 4:26:18 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: lowbridge

That photo brought tears to my eyes.

God bless these little ones and our Marine heroes.


11 posted on 01/06/2013 4:35:49 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: lowbridge

What’s classier than a Marine in dress blues?
Nothing!


12 posted on 01/06/2013 4:39:52 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should wear GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS.)
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13 posted on 01/06/2013 4:40:55 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should wear GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS.)
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The picture brought tears to my eyes. Oh, how this grandmom misses her Marine!!! He is in Afganistan now, we haven’t seen him in a year.


14 posted on 01/06/2013 4:44:03 PM PST by mickie (My grandson is a Marine...God Bless them all!)
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To: lowbridge

Semper Fi - To All Marines.


15 posted on 01/06/2013 5:04:35 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: hondact200

Beautiful!


16 posted on 01/06/2013 5:08:35 PM PST by slipper (Proud Marine mom "Prayers for our men and women in uniform")
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To: mickie

‘The picture brought tears to my eyes..... Oh, how this grandmom misses her Marine!!! .....He is in Afganistan now, we haven’t seen him in a year....”

God Bless and protect your marine....


17 posted on 01/06/2013 5:30:38 PM PST by 3722535r
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To: KingLudd

Ahh Rue!!!


18 posted on 01/06/2013 5:35:34 PM PST by technically right
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I believe the nobamas and their minions in prison orange jumpsuits for the rest of their pathetic lives would be classy.


19 posted on 01/06/2013 5:46:59 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Thank you very much.
This is a delightful picture.


20 posted on 01/06/2013 5:48:17 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: lowbridge

Oh Man....even this “Devil Doc” old Corpsman has to admit this is an awesome pic! “Semper Fi” and “Well Done”!


21 posted on 01/06/2013 5:55:05 PM PST by docman57 (Retired but still on Duty)
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To: lowbridge

Thanks for posting! My sister is special needs and my nephew is a just-commissioned Marine Officer stationed at Quantico. I just sent this to my other sister who lives near Wash DC.


22 posted on 01/06/2013 6:08:21 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: RedMDer

Especially a marine with a twinkle in his eye. ;-)


23 posted on 01/06/2013 6:35:43 PM PST by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: ArmyTeach

My son officially retired on the 31st after 13 years of service. I loved to see him in his dress blues! Nothing better! but I also just love seeing him in his khakis or shorts or anything. He is MY son and I love him to the end of time and am oh so proud of him!


24 posted on 01/06/2013 6:49:59 PM PST by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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To: MarineMom613

Bravo.


25 posted on 01/06/2013 6:52:17 PM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: lowbridge

Gunny Santa is pretty classy. < |:)~

26 posted on 01/06/2013 7:23:42 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: lowbridge

Whatever you do for the least of these, you do it for me.


27 posted on 01/07/2013 9:16:57 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: RedMDer

I have no idea about now, but in the mid-sixties when I was “in”, with very few exceptions you had to purchase (and they weren’t cheap) Blues if you wanted ‘em for any reason.


28 posted on 01/07/2013 9:24:57 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: jwalsh07

Marine Dress Blues are worn for special occasions or various ceremonies or as this Marine is doing here. My brother got married wearing his.


29 posted on 03/20/2013 11:41:15 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: lowbridge
What's classier than a Marine in dress blues? Two Marines in dress blues.
30 posted on 03/20/2013 11:47:19 PM PDT by monocle
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