Most Marine units had to cancel balls, limit travel plans or adjust birthday celebrations in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2021 some already have been canceled ― a hard blow to Marines who have been waiting to properly celebrate the Corps’ 246th birthday.

Tell us: Is your Marine unit having a birthday ball in 2021? If not, how do you feel about it? Veterans, how are you celebrating?

We’re trying to get a sense of how Marines will be celebrating across the Corps, so please tell us where you are located.

Email responses to Marine Corps Times editor Andrea Scott at

Andrea Scott is editor of Marine Corps Times.

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