USMC Birthday
Leading the event in the Marine Corps hymn Sr. Vice Commander Jesse Chitwood and his comrade. (November 10th, 2016)

This year on Thursday, November 10th the Mesa VFW and our Marine veteran contingent held our annual Marine Corps Birthday Celebration. There was much to enjoy with our Senior Vice Commander Jesse Chitwood (USMC) as the master of ceremonies. Highlights included a ceremonial cutting of the USMC Birthday cake that was conducted by the oldest and youngest USMC veteran, the USMC Birthday message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps, singing of the Marine Hymn, the ceremonial drinking from the boot, and much food for everyone in attendan

Much appreciation and thanks goes out to our Senior Vice Commander and to all those who participated in the preparation, the event and cleanup!

(*gallery of photos to be added w/this website migration – 2017)