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Text Box: Marine Corps League History

The Marine Corps League perpetuates the traditions and spirits of ALL Marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen who proudly wear or have worn the eagle, globe, and anchor of the Corps.

It takes great pride in crediting its founding in 1923 to World War I hero, then Major General Commandant John A. LeJeune. It takes equal pride in its Federal Charter, approved by an Act of the Seventy-Fifth Congress of the United States of America and signed and approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937. The League is the only Federally Chartered Marine Corps-related veterans organization in the country. Since its earliest days, the Marine Corps League has enjoyed the support and encouragement of the active duty and Reserve establishments of the     U. S. Marine Corps.

Today, the League boasts a membership of 70,000 men and women, officers and enlisted, active duty, Reserve Marines, honorably discharged Marine Veterans, and qualified Navy FMF Corpsmen and is one of the few Veterans Service Organizations that experience growth in membership each year.

Text Box: PROGRAMS OF THE Marine Corps League

The Marine Corps League sponsors many programs that benefit:

-     Our Veteran Marines and families,

-     Our serving Marines and families, and

-     The youth of our communities.

Programs we are involved in are:

-     Toys for Tots,

-     Support of VA benefits and our veterans entitled to receive them,

-     Recognition of significant dates in Marine Corps history,

-     Care packages to deployed Marines,

-     Visiting shut-in Marines,

-     Support of Boy Scouts and JROTC units,

-     Americanism programs,

 Flag etiquette presentations,

-     Fallen Marine Program,

-     Programs to keep members abreast of current Marine Corps equipment, tactics, and policies,

-     Young Marines Program,

-     State and National Conventions and Programs,

-     Many other location-specific programs.

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This page was last updated 05/26/11