Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Semper Fi

If Saint Paul is looking for local entertainment options free of the taint of partisan politics, he should consider heading down to Keegan's Irish Pub in Nordeast Minneapolis:

The United States Marine Corps was born on November 10, 1775. This year we celebrate the 235th birthday of our Corps.

On Wednesday, November 10, 2010, all Marines, active, inactive and retired, are invited to share the occasion at Keegan's Pub.

Celebrate with lunch, dinner or simply a toast to the glorious history that is the United States Marine Corps.

While Saint Paul honors all those who served in the military--especially Marines--as much as the next guy, the real attraction for him would likely be this:

Every year we make a big deal of the Marine Corps Birthday at the pub. This year the party will be bigger and better than ever. The U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club is in town for a concert and a detachment of them is coming to the pub to sing The Marines Hymn in four part harmony. ETA 10 pm.

Naval Academy cadets gleefully belting out The Marines Hymn at Keegan's? Now that's an entertainment spectacle not to be missed. And don't forget that today through Sunday, all military vets and those on active duty get their first drink gratis courtesy of publican Terry Keegan. Talk about a reason for glee.