Valhalla Fall Ball
November 4, 2023
What is a Military Ball?
The traditions of the “Military Ball” can be traced back to the Roman Empire, The Vikings, and into medieval times. The American tradition finds its roots in 1776 when General George Washington institutes these formal occasions for the Continental Army. Today, all services of the military practice elaborate versions of military balls often called "Dining-in", "Dining-out or a "Ceremonial Mess". Each service has their own customs and ceremonies which teach the Junior members the traditions and codes of honor for their branch. Valhalla Veterans Services practices this time honored
celebration to create a welcoming place where Warriors can engage with each other and with those outside the Warrior Community in a positive and fun way.
The rule of thumb is... It's Formal. You wear the absolute best that you have. Police and EMS (same as military) are expected to wear their formal attire. Male civilians wear a tuxedo or equivalent while ladies wear a full gown. Veterans may wear miniature medals on a black jacket. For more information click the buttons on the side.