Marines past and present continued time-honored traditions while celebrating the 236th Marine Corps Birthday at Treasure Island Resort Nov. 4.
Nearly 300 people attended Recruiting Station Twin Cities’ ball, including guest of honor ret. Lt. Col. Christopher Williams, deputy region director of operations for AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps in Vicksburg, Miss.
“It was a hoot,” said Sgt. Maj. James C. Kirkland, 44, from Mendota Heights, Minn. “Throughout the year we focused on building unit camaraderie since everyone is spread out across four states. You could see the difference from previous years.”
Following the celebration, two Marines retired after serving more than 20 years on active duty. Various recruiters were also recognized for their exemplary efforts during an awards ceremony. The Recruiter of the Year Award went to Sgt. Anthony Cole and the Burnsville, Minn., office captured Recruiting Substation of the Year.
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