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Old November 20th, 2003, 11:27 AM
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Hello everyone! I am more of a lurker on this board but I really appreciate and enjoy reading all of the great topics and tips from everyone.

I am going on the Voyager of the Seas 6/4/04. This will be my 4th cruise but I will be traveling with some first timers, one of which is in the Marines.

My question is, would be alright for him to wear his dress blues uniform for formal nights?

Thanks in advance for your opinions!

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Old November 20th, 2003, 11:53 AM
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This topic has been raised before and comments were made on both sides.
I personally think it is appropriate and would be proud to be seated at your table.
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Hi Jamie,
I too agree with Bill, the dress blues are fine for formal night.

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Old November 20th, 2003, 03:38 PM
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Thank you Bill and Donna!!

I did not see anything wrong with it but thought I'd ask. I too am very proud to be sitting at a table with him.

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I've said it before & I'll say it again.
Any U.S. Serviceman (or woman) is welcome at my table
anytime. Especially if wearing the uniform.
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Old November 21st, 2003, 08:29 AM
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Thanks joemo! It is so great to hear such positive opinions. He just returned from 8 months in Iraq and is very proud to be wearing it. I wish all of you could be on the same cruise with us and sitting at our table.

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I would wear my Dress Blues but I can"t fit into them anymore..lol. Jrs, tell the young Devil Dog to go for it! Whenever the public is so supportive of the Military, enjoy it.

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Old November 21st, 2003, 11:33 AM
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Hi Jaime-

I personally thank every serviceman/woman in uniform I see for their service to our country.

Your friend can have my seat at my table if necessary and the drinks would still be on me.

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Jamie-
Sorry about the misspell--a Sr. moment kicked in
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Old November 21st, 2003, 12:42 PM
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Thank you Rick and BobR!!

Rick, sorry you can't fit into your dress blues anymore. I will definitely tell him to wear his. Semper Fi!

BobR, I thank you for personally thanking every serviceman/woman you see in uniform. The certainly deserve to hear it! I'm sure he really would wish that you were on the same cruise if you offer to buy drinks! Don't worry about spelling my name wrong. Everyone spells it differently.

Thanks again for everyone's comments!

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Wear it and wear it with pride! No matter what the political climate is one should always wear the uniform of their country with extreme pride. I wore mine during the Vietnam war and was proud to have the privledge of serving, even when some others did not like to see uniforms. My son wore his when he cruised with us and he was very well received. Actually he outshown a father son team from the airforce who were officers. My son was only a Spec4 but with the 82nd Airborne and guess who made the better impression on the cruisers <G>
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Old November 21st, 2003, 02:49 PM
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Thanks Jim! My father is a Vietnam Vet and I know that he also wore his uniform with pride even though it was not very well recieved. Congrats to you son! : )

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Seems we all agree--Glad he is home & able to enjoy a cruise- Thanks for all our servicemen & women!
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I can't think of anything more appropriate than Dress Blues. If anything everyone else will be underdressed! At the time I served we were actually told not to wear our uniform offpost because of the turbulant times. I am very glad to see the country honour our vets again. Best of luck. Have a great time.
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There is nothing handsomer than a marine in his dress blues (unless it's a Navy Man in his dress whites!!) Had to say that in case my dad saw this. : )

Wear it and know that a lot of wives are drooling and the husbands jealous!!

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Thanks hcat, LYDELL and Shellytc!

I have told him all of the wonderful reception this post has received and he is very grateful! Thank you all so much!

We are very much looking forward to this cruise!

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Absolutely its appropriate and welcomed.
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Thanks willia5!

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Firstly, I agree with everyone that it is an honor to wear the uniform.

However, I caution that in the spirit of "force protection" I recommend when travelng
international lands/waters to keep a low profile as possible. As my spec.ops background reminds me to avoid extra attention as often as possible.

Enjoy your trip !

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