Attending last nights Marine Corps Ball was such an incredible experience for me. My date for the night, Lance Cpl. Jonathan Burkett, thanked me for attending as his guest but really I’m the one giving thanks. John and all the marines at our table were so welcoming and friendly. I had a really great time and it was an absolute honor to be amongst our county’s finest while celebrating all they do for us.
Looking around the room at all the proud, brave faces of the people that risk their lives for our country was something I’ll never forget. I felt such pride in our country and for the people that sacrifice so much in order to keep us safe, including their families who are left waiting. I couldn’t help but sympathize with those connected to these young men and women serving in the Marine Corp. It’s hard to even imagine what they must endure with their loved ones away for long periods of time, risking their life every single day. My heart goes out to them.
To John Burkett and all the marines at last nights ball, thank you for having me! It was a night I will never forget.