|Welcome Aboard!†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††"Those of us who have had the privilege of serving in the Marine Corps value our experience as among the most precious of our lives. The fellowship of shared hardships and dangers in a worthy cause creates a close bond of comradeship. It is the basic reason for the cohesiveness of Marines and for the pride we have in our corps and our loyalty to each other." -Senator Paul H. Douglas (Illinois).|
On November 10, 1775 the United States Marine Corps was founded. In June of 1923 the Marine Corps League was established. And on Frbruary 7, 1986 the Port Washington Detachment of the Marine Corps League received its charter.
We are an organization of active duty, reserve and former United States Marines and U.S. Navy Corpsmen who served in FMF units.
Our Mission; 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.
We count among our members veterans of Iwo Jima, Peleliu, the Korean war, Vietnam war, the gulf war, Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as members who have never fired a shot in anger. We are officers and enlisted. We are grunts, air wingers, tankers, admin and supply types and every other MOS in the Corps. Our bond, that which joins us all regardless of our current stations in life is that We are all Marines!
We meet the 3rd Thursday of every month (except July and August) at the Elks Lodge, 901 Lakeville Rd. New Hyde Park, N.Y. at 2000 hrs. (8:00 PM in case you've forgotten how to tell military time).
If you want to rekindle that esprit de corps that only Marines can share, swap old sea stories, catch up with old friends or make some new friends, we invite you to come to our meetings and see who we are, and what we do.
You've already earned the title United States Marine so you can be one of us!
Click here to download a membership application.
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