Marine Corps Birthday Ball
    Dates: November 12, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
    Price: $50-$125
    Location: American Legion Hall Post 16
    Address: 2031 Ronald Reagan Highway, Covington, LA 70433
    Phone: (985) 377-5025

The annual Marine Corps Birthday Ball is a celebration of Marine Corps history and traditions. It represents where the Marine Corps started and where it is now; while giving a glimpse of the past, present and future. Throughout the world on or around November 10, Marines celebrate the birth of their Corps -- the most loyal, feared, revered, and professional fighting force the world has ever known. On November 12, 2022, Post 16 will celebrate its 247th anniversary.

The Marine Corps League, LCpl. Justin D. McLeese Detachment 1487 is proud to bring this unique event of Marine Corps history and tradition to Northshore area. The Ball is open to the community, veterans and active duty military. Admission is $50-$125. For tickets, visit

Funds raised will help support the Marine Corps Reserve "Toys for Tots St. Tammany" as well as other veteran causes/initiatives that promote the ideals of the Marine Corps League.

Attire is semi-formal/business formal. Military members should wear their branch's appropriate dress uniform. Marine Corps League members or members of other veteran organizations may wear the appropriate dress uniform for their organizations. Veterans are also encouraged to appropriately wear their branches dress uniform within regulations. No Height and Weight requirements will be enforced!

Following the ceremony, guests will enjoy a buffet style dinner, open bar, water and soft drinks, and live music by the Blenderz Band.

TOYS FOR TOTS: The Marine Corps Birthday Ball falls within the Toys for Tots season and the Marine Corps League, LCpl. Justin D. McLeese Detachment will be supporting Toys for Tots St. Tammany's mission. In addition to the funds raised from the ball, guests are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy. Drop off location will be near the front doors of the American Legion Hall.

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE: Does your business support veterans organizations? Here is an opportunity to support local veterans while getting to experience a unique military tradition. Gold, Silver and Bronze level sponsorships available in buy tickets section. Donations are tax deductible. The Marine Corps League Detachment is a 501(c)4 organization. Checks should be made to Marine Corps League.

The Marine Corps League, LCpl. Justin D. McLeese Detachment 1487 reserves the right to adjust seating based on number of tickets sold or other special considerations. Every effort will be made in such cases to keep attendees in the approximate location of the ticket number ordered and with the other guests they wish to sit with. Couples will always be kept together.

Marine Corps Birthday Ball