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Embassy of USA (sort of): INAUGURAL UNITY GALA AT Ft. MYER’S OFFICER'S CLUB


Ok. Not exactly an embassy, but it will seem as an embassy with this patriotic and cultural visit to Ft. Myer in celebration of the inauguration!

- A Celebration of America that Only Takes Place Every 4 Years
- A Unique Venue;
- A Tribute to our Members in the Armed Forces;
- Retro, Top 40, Swing, Ballroom, and Salsa
- Dinner Buffet.
- Win a Trip to the Caribbean

Of course, as you know, it is a special time of year in Washington, D.C. As the city is flooded with strangers from around the world, take in a special exclusive pre-inaugural unity celebration of this important moment in American history (unity of course - as everyone is welcome and invited, regardless of your political beliefs).

Tonight, you are invited to a rare opportunity to enter one of the oldest and most respected military bases for a fantastic multi-part Gala. Welcome to Ft. Myer!

Honor our American troops (including our own meetup members who serve in the Armed Forces) with a special invitation to the Officers' Club. Put on your best cocktail attire or military dress uniforms. Experience an elegant evening of dinner and dancing, along with a special tribute to the United States Armed Forces and the important job they do for our country.

Featuring:

1. Exclusive review of the United States Color Guard (confirmation pending. )

2. Sumptuous buffet dinner:

a. Salad:

- Caesar Salad
- Fusilli Pasta Salad
- Marinated Vegetable Salad

b. Meats/Main Course:
- Herb Roasted Chicken
- Flounder Florentine
- Top Round of Beef *

c. Accompaniment

- Linguini marinara
- Bouquetiére of Vegetables
- Au Gratin Potatoes

d. Dessert:
American Celebration Cheesecake

A cash bar is available.

3. DANCING:

We have broken Tonight up into 3 Parts, so we can celebrate America in 3 unique styles:

a) TRADITIONAL INAUGURAL BALLROOM STYLE AND SWING:
Special USO Style For the First Part of the Evening
Imagine yourself in the U.S. Armed Services at the height of World War II. A long way from home, you yearn for music, dance, company and the chance to hold someone special in your arms. You head down to the local canteen. The hall is draped in red, white and blue. The floor is filled with servicemen and their sweethearts, dancing to the joyous sound of a roaring big band.

We recreate the spirit of a time when all servicemen knew how to swing dance at a special gala honoring past and present American troops at Ft. Myer. Tonight, you can waltz, fox trot, swing, and lindy to the beats! An optional refresher dance lesson will be offered for those interested (and who request in advance).

b) SALSA

While not traditionally celebrated during this time, Salsa is in huge demand in our Nation’s Capital! After a refresher lesson. dance, dance, dance to the hottest Latin, Salsa and Merengue hits of the 20th and 21st Century

c) LATE NIGHT RETRO AND TOP 40 DANCING

If all this was not enough, at 10:15 PM we break out into the great hits of the 1970s, 80s, 90s, and today! Join one of Washington's hottest DJs as he dims the lights, and spins your favorite party hits as High Energy Beats takes us through the remainder of the evening at this special venue.

4. WIN A TRIP TO THE CARIBBEAN:

Tonight, all participants will have the chance to win a trip to the Caribbean in a special drawing. (plane and hotel included)

5. OPTIONAL TOUR OF THE BASE:

We may be able to arrange an optional tour of the base prior to the gala. More details will be available in the coming weeks. If you are interested in the tour, please let us know after you purchase tickets for the gala by emailing [masked]. (Note this tour is not guaranteed. Because of security reasons due to the Inauguration, we may not be able to get this covered by someone at the base until the last moment. We will send email updates to those interested)


ABOUT OUR VENUE: Fort Myer, one of the oldest Army posts in the country, is located adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery near the banks of the Potomac River. In February of 1881, Fort Myer was named in honor of Brigadier General Albert J. Myer who commanded the Signal School for Army and Navy Officers. Prior to that time it was known as Fort Whipple, in honor of General Amiel W. Whipple, who paid the supreme sacrifice in the Battle of Chancellorsville during the Civil War. At the direction of President Abraham Lincoln, Fort Whipple was commissioned in October 1862. Today, Fort Myer is home to the 3rd U. S. Infantry Regiment, "The Old Guard", the Army's official ceremonial unit and escort to the President, as well as the U. S. Army Band, "Pershing's Own."

HISTORY OF THE OFFICER'S CLUB: The Fort Myer Officers' Club, known as Patton Hall, was built in 1896. General George S. Patton, Jr., commanded Fort Myer as a Colonel from[masked], and the Club was renamed in his honor. The Provost Marshall's office, adjacent to Patton Hall, is the building in which General Patton resided during his tenure at Fort Myer. The first military use of aircraft by the Wright Brothers occurred on the parade field just across the street from the Officers' Club. Patton Hall is one of the largest and most prestigious military clubs in the world, frequently hosting Presidents and honored dignitaries. Several banquet rooms in the Club are named after famous generals. The Fort Myer Officers' Club was the recipient of the Carroll Award for 1995, 1996, and 2001, the Army's highest award bestowed on military clubs.

SECURITY NOTE: All Attendees MUST SIGN UP IN ADVANCE!

Every attendee MUST have proper picture Identification before being allowed onto the base. If you do not have ID, you will not be allowed on and we cannot grant you a refund.

If you are purchasing tickets for more than one person please provide the names of all guests upon registration.


Suggested Attire: Black Tie, Semi-Formal, or vintage wear encouraged. Our members in the armed forces are encouraged to wear their military dress uniforms.

Directions: Ft. Myer Officer's Club
214 Jackson Avenue
Fort Myer, VA 22211
Closest Metro is Roslyn - though it is about a 10 to 20 minute walk to the base from the metro.

Parking is allowed on base, but please bring proper vehicle registration and identification upon arrival.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun and diversified. Very well served.

    January 20, 2013

  • Na L.

    Hi if this is at the officer's club is it okay for enlisted to go and wear uniform?

    January 13, 2013

    • Greg

      Yes.

      January 13, 2013

  • Karen

    How do you get tickets?

    January 8, 2013

    • Greg

      $55

      January 8, 2013

    • Greg

      Let me know if you get the email I just sent. Meetup code is MeetupUSA.

      1 · January 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need to know where to buy the tickets!

    January 10, 2013

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