242nd Birthday Luncheon


We are looking forward to celebrating the 242nd Birthday of the Marine Corps at this year’s Luncheon.  Brigadier General William J. Bowers USMC, President of the Marine Corps University, has honored us by being our Guest of Honor. We deeply appreciate the Oklahoma Marine community and the members of the Coordinating Council who take time each year to honor our corps and those who have served.   The pre-luncheon reception begins at 1030 and provides everyone a chance to renew friendships and view the wonderful WW I and II Marine Corps artifacts on display provided by Mr. Keith Myers and meet some of the Marines that will be present.  Our location for the luncheon will be the same as last year, the Tower Hotel (formerly Marriott), 3233 Northwest Expressway, Oklahoma City.  Additionally, our Tradition & Lore segment this year will include, courtesy of the Fort Sill MARDET, a rarely seen presentation (outside of Lawton) of Marines in period uniform dating back to the early days of our Corps, with the 1812 “shako” plate as a precursor to the Eagle, Globe and Anchor and this year transferring to the back of our annual Birthday Lunch Coin that each attendee will receive.  Join us, Col Tim Parker USMC, SgtMaj Moran USMC and their Fort Sill MARDET Marines, as we view and celebrate 242 years of valor; it will make you prouder than ever to “claim the title of United States Marine.”   Make an effort to find another Marine in your area or at work and tell them about our luncheon – invite them to join us this year.  Due to the large number of attendees expected at the luncheon, we would appreciate your returning the reservation form as soon as possible.   Don’t set it down and think you will do it later – do it now.

WHO:   All Marines, Marine Supporters, Wives, Guests. This event is open to the public and the inviting of others is encouraged.
WHAT:  Luncheon to celebrate the 242nd Birthday of the United States Marine Corps
WHERE:  Tower Hotel (formerly Marriott), 3233 Northwest Expwy, Oklahoma City , OK 73112 (405) 842-6633. Click for Map.
WHEN:  Friday, October 27, 2017. Reception 1030-1130, Luncheon 1130-1330. Banquet room doors open 1100 for placing of place tags.
GUEST OF HONOR:  Brigadier General William J. Bowers USMC. Click for bio.
UNIFORM:  Civilian Casual/Military Equivalent
MENU:  Salad, Fresh Rolls, Beef Entree, Two Vegetables, Cake, Coffee/Iced Tea (Special Meals Available by Request). Cash Bar.
COST:  $30 by mail or $31 by Pay Pal at http://www.oklahomamarines.org
RSVP:  On or before October 21, 2017 to:
Click here for Mail In Reservation Form
Click here for Online/Pay Pal Reservation Form
QUESTIONS:  Email Marine@OklahomaMarines.org or call Pete Sawin, (405) 733-7822
HISTORY:  History of the Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

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