Members of the U.S. Army, their supporters, spouses and friends are celebrating the Army’s 240th birthday in Columbia with a traditional formal ball.
South Carolina’s celebration is being held Saturday at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center with the motto: “240 years of selfless service to the nation.”
The ball begins at 5 p.m. and includes cocktails, dinner, a guest speaker and entertainment by the 282nd Army Band.
The Army Birthday Ball is a formal event. Attire for civilians is formal evening wear or black tie. Military uniform is the Army Service Uniform, in Dress Blues-Dress Mess and the equivalent for other services.