Monday, November 8, 2010
Marine Corps Ball
Every year in early November, the Marines at the various U.S. embassies around the world put on a ball - usually the main social event of the year for the Embassy community - to mark the birthday of the Marine Corps. This year's celebration in Jakarta, marking the 235th birthday of the Marine Corps, took place at the Gran Melia Hotel. Ted and I hosted a table with Indonesian, American and British/EU friends. Ambassador Marciel thanked the Marines for their service and read a congratulatory statement from Secretary Clinton. And then we all cut the rug to Abba (Dancing Queen), the Village People (Y-M-C-A), and others. Some photos are available at: http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/sharing/shareRedirectSwitchBoard.jsp?token=417321777506%3A251994236&sourceId=533754321803&cm_mmc=eMail-_-Share-_-Photos-_-Sharee.