November 10, 2012 is the 237th birthday of the United State Marine Corps. The Forum salutes all Marines serving around the world and thanks them for their service to the nation. The birthday ball is a very special celebration for all Marines. Last year for the first time in history, the repeal of DADT allowed all Marines to participate fully in this wonderful event. Marine Captain Matthew Phelps reflects on how important the change in regulations was to him.