4th Annual GriTogether was a lot of fun!
We had more Marines and Family Members than ever! If you missed it this time, be sure to stop by next year! Here’s some of what you missed….
Living History Display
GySgt Red Millis, Curator of the Marine Corps Legacy Museum in Harrison, Arkansas brought his “Living History” Display. Everyone was able to experience first hand items from WWII Gear, a WWII campsite, 1775 Revolutionary War Display, and even a Roman Marine Display.
Inside there were more pictures and information courtesy of the Marine Corps Legacy Museum.
Flag Raising at Iwo Jima Reenactment courtesy of the Marine Corps Legacy Museum
Four Young Marines from Sooner Detachment-OKC, Joshua Collins from Colorado, and George Fleming from Alabama participated in this phenominal re-enactment of the flag raising at Iwo Jima. Two Young Marines also gave a very accurate oral history in their own words about this famous event.
The flag itself was a WWII flag, accurate in size to the original flag raising. And also accurate was the desire of the Marines to raise the flag (not concerned too much with flag ettiquite).
Pull Up Contest
Oldest/Youngest Marine Contest
Marine Quality Time
We had hundreds of Marines in attendance, and we managed to get a few of them together for some group photos.
Free Food and Time with Friends
We had three grills this year and, as you know, we Marines are a hungry bunch!
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Leatherneck Motorcycle Club
Free High and Tights
Major transformations took place this year. Who can say no to a free high and tight – courtesty of Barber John O’Hair of O’Hairs in Bethany, Oklahoma.
This Marine (right) was getting ready for Memorial Day events with a new haircut…
Games and Fun Stuff
We had lots of stuff to keep the kids (and adults) entertained: Temporary Tattoos, Camo Face Painting, Bounce Castle, Free Snow Cones, Football Toss, and a Golf Challenge
We raised $1674.00 to benefit the Semper Fi Injured Marine Fund! OO-RAH!
Marines could view many other displays and groups throughout the day.
Book Signing by Gary Doss Author of Tales of an Ugly Angel
Of Course there was Shopping at the Sgt Grit Store Going On!
Don’t Forget about our Fantastic After Party
Sgt Grit and Vietnam Buddy Fuller had a quiz for all the Marines in attendance. It was quite the party!