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 46MYYM UNIT Freezin’ for a Good Reason: Northern Kentucky’s Polar Plunge The Northern Kentucky Young Marines were“freezin’for a reason,”once again. As in years past, several of the most motivated Young Marines first gathered donations for Special Olympics, then bravely took the Po- lar Plunge. Our 11 plungers represented the Northern Kentucky Young Marines well by raising $1,000 for the Special Olympics and looked awesome as they did so! Particpants included YMs Audrey Rowland, Drew Hensley, Keller Drahman, Kohen Drahman, Chaize Ratcliff, Mer- cedes Ratcliff, Ben Schuler, Marc Greene, Parker Wilson, Jared Richter and one YM parent, Brenda Dawson. -- Submitted by Lynne Arnold, Unit Commander, Northern Kentucky (KY) Young Marines By YM/Cpl Markeyse Bryant New Castle County (DE) On Friday, 25 Mar, 2016, the Young Marine of New Castle County presented the colors as the National Anthem played at the start of the Delaware 87ers home game.The Young Marines presenting the colors did a great job. In the color guard we had YM/ PFC Aidan Osborne carrying our Nation’s flag, YM/RCT Patrick Ravert carrying our Young Marines flag, and YM/PFC Tyler Olivas and YM/RCT Damien Dillard as our riflemen. Our unit also staffed a table to recruit more youths into our unit. Some of us played at the blow-up court that was there, some played bubble soccer, and some sat back and watched the game. So we had fun, which is what really matters. New Castle: A Color Guard for the Delaware 87ers Home Game By YM/Sgt Megan Lynch Southeast County (CA) On December 5th, 2015, Southeast County Young Ma- rines took a team of Young Marines and Registered Adult Leaders to Camp Pendleton Ma- rine Corps Base to decorate the single Marine’s recreational center and the home of a family in need.This event was sponsored by“Disney VoluntEARS,”Disney provided all decorations, Christmas trees, and presents. When we arrived, we immediately started helping the Dis- ney staff decorate the recreation center. Some Young Marines were hanging garland throughout the center and arranging gifts, while others set up decorations on the outside of the building. Young Marines also provided Christmas cards, each with a personal message. We left these on tables around the center so the Marines would know that we appreciate their service. After lunch we headed to the home of a family in need. An active duty Corporal, his wife, and two young boys were sent to Disneyland for the day, while we decorated their home. YM/Sgt Mantle and I helped to assemble a new crib for the baby, while other Young Marines brought in pres- ents, toys, and household items. We spent the day helping to make sure this familycame home to a house filled with Christmas Cheer, as SgtMaj Vaughn said. After a full day, our job was complete.A few of us chose to stay to greet the family and see their faces when they saw how great their house looked. It’s great to give back to the people who serve our country and we all had a lot of fun! Southeast County: Our Christmas with Active Duty Marines Our unit also staffed a table to recruit more youths into our unit. Some of us played at the blow-up court ESPRIT ONLINE | Page 6