Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46By YM/Sgt Klarisse Base Eagle (CA) You may be wondering what is High Tea? Our Unit had the privilege to attend a High Tea at the Avera Hotel in Carls- bad, CA one week before Christmas. A Short History of Tea Time: Prior to the introduction of tea into Britain, the English had two main meals, breakfast and dinner. Breakfast was ale, bread, and beef. During the middle of the eigh- teenth century, dinner for the upper and middle classes had shifted from noon- time to an evening meal that was served at a fashionable late hour. Dinner was a long, massive meal at the end of the day.“High Tea” is often a mis- nomer. Most people refer to afternoon tea as high tea because they think it sounds regal and lofty, when in all ac- tuality, high tea, or “meat tea” is dinner. High tea, in Britain, at any rate, tends to be on the heavier side. American hotels and tea rooms, on the other hand, offer tidbits of fancy pastries and cakes on delicate china when they offer a “high tea.” Mr and Mrs. Siegmann had invited all the Young Marines and parents that wished to attend. We had 22 Young Ma- rines and adults attend and we all had a wonderful experience to learn culture and etiquette. We all enjoyed the food and the tea was most spectacular. In the HIgh Tea, we had different teas and treats. The one I liked the most was the one that had the strawberries, grapes, black berries, raspberries, and custard. We all were happy together and loved being with each other with the Christmas Spirit. I think we should do it again. I am thankful for the Volunteer Adults for the many activities they do for the Young Marines. Eagle: A Christmas “High Tea” for Young Marines and Parents Tarrant County: Thanking Our Adults for a Great Encampment By YM/1st Sgt Isaiah Thompson Tarrant County (TX) As a Young Marine, you learn that there are many benefits for giving. I think that at some point all that you give will be rewarded back to you in numer- ous ways For example, my unit was blessed with the ownership of a campsite of an old World War II base once used to fly in aircraft in a lake and up onto a platform. This camp ground was used but never given to vari- ous groups until now. Now, the Tarrant County Young Marines are proud owners of this campground, and with due re- spect to it, we have named “Camp Wild- fang”, Our campground is named after a World War II Marine. With much appreciation and excite- ment, we used the camp to our full- est imagination. Activities such as rope climbing, fishing, and team-building ex- ercises and even a well-prepared land navigation prepared by our Young Ma- rines Staff. However, many other factors contribut- ed to our training. One was a visit by the Fort Worth S.W.A.T. team, who gave us a big insight on their everyday activities. We also learned how to rappel down a wall in which we were guuided down a cliff with their help and support. Being able to sit back and carry out the P.O.D. as the Unit 1st Sergeant was a blessing of its own. I got to watch as my Young Marines progressed and enjoyed everything more and more.This encamp- ment was far more than what anyone could have expected. I couldn’t imag- ine being given such amazing insights to various resources. Thank you isn’t enough for what we were given throughout this years’ en- campment. To my Young Marines unit and to all others, continue to give and most definitely,you will receive what you put in, as a re- turn. Keep that in mind and you will go very far, whether you’re Young Marine or an Adult. Thank you to the Tarrant Coun- ty Young M a r i n e s Adult Staff for allow- ing and prepping such a well pre- pared encampment, and thank you to the Tarrant County Young Marines and staff for continuing to push and moti- vate us throughout the drill and land navigation cours- es...Oorah Young Marines! MYYM UNIT ESPRIT ONLINE | Page 10