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Old April 21st, 2004, 07:55 AM
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My dh is planning to wear his Army uniform for at least one of our formal nights, but we're not sure about the 2nd formal evening. He has two choices in uniforms, his dress blues which is the Army equivilant of a tux, and his dress green's, the equivilant of a suit and tie. Would it be acceptable for him to wear one the first night (probably the blue's) and the green's the 2nd night? Or would he fit in best by wearing one uniform the 1st night and regular civilian clothes the other night?

He doesn't want to attract negative attention if there are jerks on board, but also would like to wear his uniforms as that is who he is.

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Oh, and when does the 2nd formal night come in a 7 day cruise? We know the first one is on the 2nd night of the cruise, but not sure about the other one.

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I would go with both the "dress", green one night and blue the other night, why not...

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I would wear each one of his dress uniforms. Show his pride! THe 2nd formal is the 2nd to the last day of the 7nt cruise.
God Bless Our men in uniform! (sorry, not a polically correct thing to say!)
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yes, please wear your miltary uniform with pride. The dress blues would be fine for the first formal night and his dress greens would be fine for the second formal night.
On a 7 day cruise your first formal night is the night of your first Full day at sea and the second formal night is the night of your last Full day at sea(not the last night of the cruise)
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Any jerks on the cruise will be outnumbered 2000 to 1 by folks who would be as proud as I would be to see your husband in uniform. I thank your husband for his service and I am happy to see that he would wear his uniforms with all the pride and respect they deserve.
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BIG DITTO to what PappaBill so eloquently said! God Bless your husband and others like me.
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Good grief! I meant 'PapaBil' and 'him' (not 'me'). Sorry.
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Oh, thank you all so much for the thoughtful words. I'll pass them along to my husband and we'll pack both uniforms! Thanks! And Amen, God Bless our Military. They have made us all proud!

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I would like to agree with the comments already made. I would be proud to have a military man on board during my cruise and I think it is a good reminder to so many of us who are not touched directly by having close family serving. Enjoy your cruise!

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Wear your dress blues and greens, and wear then with pride. If I still had mine and they still fit, I'd wear them now, I retired in 73, I wish I was still on the active rolls.. God Bless You and All That Serve. you're members of the best armed forces this nation has put in the field.
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God Bless our Armed Services. Wear them with pride!

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There were several young men in uniform on the Glory in February - and I must say it was a wonderful sight - they all looked so darned handsome. It actually brought a tear to my eye and I'm a Canadian. Be proud of your dh and even prouder of his uniform and his service to your country - if anyone has any "negative" words to say - I'm sure you would get a lot of support for throwing the loud-mouth bum overboard - I know I would help with that lol - have a great trip - and post some pics - TTFN Jennifer
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If I were to see someone in uniform at dinner on my cruise, I'd buy them and their spouse a bottle of wine. Nice way to say "Thank You."

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Awww, ya'll are just a wonderful, thoughtful bunch of people! Your kind words go a long way in helping boost the spirits of us military folks who get weary after one long deployment after another. Knowing people appreciate his sacrifice helps make these times go by a bit easier.
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We saw several young men in various military uniforms for formal nights - it was nice seeing them. Looked great.

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Hey!!!! Let's not forget that we also have females in the military. My sister's one of them. We'll be going on our cruise on June 28, and you guys just gave me an idea.

I'll ask her to wear her uniform on our formal night. That should make heads turn her way.
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Now that would be cool. I hope she does opt to wear her uniform.
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FYI, as the wife, mother, daughter, and sister of military men go with the dress blues for both nights. Technically speaking the "dress greens" are a daytime uniform, and the "dress" part is only because they have a "blouse" (jacket for you civilians). Men who wear tuxes don't have 2. My husband is now retired and politically correct or not he wears a tux with ribbons (personal awards only) on cruises. Hope you had a great time and the next cruise he will only pack his blues.
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I am ex UK military, and even though I can longer wear dress uniform (I've got one but it shrunk) !!<g>

I love to wear my dress blazer with the Royal Artillery regimental badge on the breast pocket on semi formal nights. It makes me feel proud of what I did to earn it and is a great conversational piece with others

Military people go for it if you have the chance,,,,,we dont get to wear it for nothing. Jerks forget them, the rest of us know and appreciate

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If you can wear a military uniform, I would like to wear my Confederate officer uniform.
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We went on the Paradise over Thanksgiving and my husband wore his dress blues (actually is called a mess dress - like a tux) . We had several comments and every one of them were positive. So wear those uniforms with pride and have a wonderful time!

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