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The Marine Corps League is the only federally-chartered United States Marine Corps-related veterans organization in the U.S. Its Federal Charter was approved by the 75th U.S. Congress and signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937. The organization credits its founding — in 1923 — to Marine Corps legend and Commandant John A. Lejeune. Source: http://www. ... United States Marine Corps seal The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military. ... Senators Alva Blanchard Adams (D-CO) Charles Oscar Andrews (D-FL) Henry Fountain Ashurst (D-AZ) Warren Robinson Austin (R-VT) Nathan Lynn Bachman (D-TN) Josiah William Bailey (D-NC) John Hollis Bankhead (D-AL) William Warren Barbour (R-NJ) Alben William Barkley (D-KY) Alexander Grant Barry (R... FDR redirects here. ... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Commandant of the United States Marine Corps is the highest ranking officer of the United States Marine Corps, who is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and reports to the Secretary of the Navy but not to the Chief of Naval Operations. ... Lieutenant General John Archer Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, was born at Pointe Coupee, Louisiana, on 10 January 1867. ...


Mission statement

Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose ;of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines and former Marines and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines. [1]


The MCL supports various programs which support the spirit and traditions of the Marines:

Injured Marines

  • Marines Helping Marines - Wounded Marines Program: Supports injured Marines in the following
  • Marine-4-Life/Injured Marine Support Program: Mentors and provides support for transitioning Marines.

Walter Reed Army Medical Center is the U.S. Armys premier medical center on the east coast of the United States. ... The National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, also known as the Bethesda Naval Hospital, is considered the flagship of the United States Navys system of medical centers. ...

Youth Programs

  • Young Marines: A youth program emphasizing the core values of the Marine Corps
  • U.S. Marines Youth Physical Fitness Program: For elementary and high school students
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Scholarship program: Provides academic scholarships to children of Marines and former Marines.
  • Toys for Tots: A program of the Marine Reserve

This article is about the national organization. ... Toys For Tots is an organization run by the U.S. Marine Corps who donates toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts. ...

Veterans benefits

  • Legislative program: Participates in national and state issues which impact the military and veterans programs.
  • Veterans Service Officer Program: Assist with claims resulting from active duty service.
  • Veterans Affairs Volunteer Service Program: Volunteer assistance in [[VA Hospitals

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a Cabinet department of the United States government responsible for administering programs of veterans benefits for veterans, their families, and survivors. ...


  • Military Order of Devil Dogs: Fun and honor society of the MCL.


  1. ^ Mission Statement, Marine Corps League.

External links

  • Marine Corps League, National Headquarters website

Detachment Websites

  • Howlin Mad Detachment #93 - Hobart, IN



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