Dress Code


What to wear to a Military Ball

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.


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", "Dinning-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.

(To Learn more click the picture to the left)

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Rules of the Mess

You should know what you are getting into before you buy your tickets!  This aint your Grandma's fancy Gala.  We have rules and protocols an Mr. Vice will make sure they are followed.  Click below for more information.

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When you attend the Valhalla Fall Ball you will receive an authentic hand crafted Valhalla Drinking Horn!  Vikings didn't drink alone and neither should you!  Buy more now!

Orders must be received No Later Than 15 October 2020

Horns will not be available until the day of the ball

If you are part of an organization that serves Warriors we invite you to have a vendor table for free so our Warriors know about your services.  Click the button below to register for a vendors table.

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