Greg and I left for our honeymoon right after our wedding weekend, but I have a lot of fall blog posts to catch up on so I’m going to wait to talk about our honeymoon until after the new year. If nothing else, it’ll be more fun reliving our Bora Bora trip while it’s snowing and awful outside!
We made it back to New York City just in time for the Military Ball, our first event as a married couple.
If you remember from past Military Ball blog posts, Greg and I serve on the Junior Committee for the Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmen’s Club (SSMAC). As always, our Committee arrived at The Pierre early to help decorate and ensure everything was in order for that evening’s event.
Then it was time for the fun to begin! Cocktail hour kicked off in style in the hotel’s Cotillion Room.
Then the sound of bagpipes called guests into the ballroom.
Where we took our seats surrounded by red, white and blue lighting and bunting. This is a patriotic event, after all!
Typically, the Military Ball honors one branch of the service each year. However, this year was a special one. We celebrated 100 years of SSMAC’s charitable mission towards our military personnel, veterans, and families by toasting to all branches of the military.
The evening has several traditions that I always look forward to seeing.
The first is the Color Guard presentation of our flag.
I love when the NYPD Pipes and Drums make their entrance, the sound of bagpipes filling the room.
The ceremony surrounding the missing man table is always a poignant one.
And it’s always fun watching the USO Show Troupe perform.
After a fabulous dinner (the salad course was pasta, rather than vegetables!) it was time to dance!
This was my favorite Military Ball to date! The energy in the room was incredible, the dance floor was wild, and it was all for a wonderful cause.
Plus it didn’t hurt that my HUSBAND was there with me!
To find out more information about SSMAC, and support this organization that supports our troops, click here.
Happy 100th birthday, SSMAC!