Marine Corps’s 247th Birthday Ball Celebration held in Podgorica

On November 18, 2022, the Marines of Detachment Podgorica hosted members of the U.S. Embassy and the community for the 247th Marine Corps Birthday Ball Celebration. The event included the traditional raising of the colors, cake-cutting ceremony, and reading from the scroll. The Guest of Honor, Ambassador Judy Rising Reinke, gave remarks honoring the fallen.


The Marine Corps Ball is an annual celebration that commemorates the founding of the Marine Corps on November 10, 1775. This long-standing tradition celebrates the many sacrifices made by Marines to safeguard the independence of the United States and protect the country from 1775 to today.