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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial recognizes and honors the men and women who served in one of America's most divisive wars. The memorial grew out of a need to heal the nation's wounds as America struggled to reconcile different moral and political points of view. The memorial was conceived and designed to make no political statement about the war. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a place where everyone can come together to remember and honor those who served.  Facts about Three Servicemen statue: Designer: Frederick Hart : Dedication: November 11, 1984

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Calhoun County is a county in the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of John C. Calhoun, famous member of the United States Senate from South Carolina. As of 2000 the population was 112,249. It is included in the Anniston-Oxford Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Anniston.




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, FMF Corpsmen and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen 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.


The Marine Corps League perpetuates the traditions and spirit of ALL Marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen, who proudly wear or who 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 more than 76,000 men and women, officer and enlisted, active duty, Reserve Marines, honorably discharged Marine Veterans and qualified Navy FMF Corpsmen and is one of the few Veterans Organizations that experiences increases in its membership each year.

The Marine Corps League is headed by an elected National Commandant, with 14 elected National Staff Officers who serve as trustees. The National Board of Trustees coordinates the efforts of 48 department, or state, entities and the activities of over 1000 community-based detachments located throughout the United States and overseas. The day-to-day operations of the League are under the control of the National Executive Director with the responsibility for the management and direction of all programs, activities, and affairs of the Marine Corps League as well as supervising the National Headquarters staff.

The prime authority of the League is derived from its Congressional charter and from its annual National Convention held each August in different major U.S. cities throughout the nation. It is a not-for-profit organization within the provisions of the Internal Revenue Service Code 501(c) (4), with a special group exemption letter which allows for contributions to the Marine Corps League, its Auxiliary and subsidiary units, to be tax deductible by the donor.




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Incorporated by an act of Congress in 1937, the Marine Corps League perpetuates the traditions and spirit of ALL Marines who proudly wear or who have worn the eagle, globe and anchor of the Corps.





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The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines--past, present, and future. Situated on a 135-acre site adjacent to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, and under the command of Marine Corps University, the Museum's soaring design evokes the image of the flag-raisers of Iwo Jima and beckons visitors to this 120,000-square-foot structure. World-class interactive exhibits using the most innovative technology surround visitors with irreplaceable artifacts and immerse them in the sights and sounds of Marines in action.


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Your generous donation will allows us to: Assist Wounded and Injured Marines and FMF Corpsmen and their families; Award Scholarships; Sponsor the U.S. Marine Corps Youth Physical Fitness Program; Participate in patriotic functions; effect legislation involving the Marine Corps, National security and Veterans Benefits and many more important programs.Make a Marine Corps League Donation



USMC Youth Foundation

United States Marines Youth Foundation


The Young Marines was founded in 1959, by the Brass City detachment of the Marine Corps League in Waterbury, CT. The Young Marines received its charter on October 17, 1965, and continued its affiliation with the MCL as well it became the US Marine Corps drug demand reduction program for youth in July 1993. In 1975 the Young Marines extended its membership to females, and in 1995 the program went international with units in Okinawa, Japan. The Young Marine program was award the Falcon Shield in 2001.

Young Marines Program



Ceremonial music performed by "The President's Own" United States Marine Band with bugle calls by"The Commandant's Own" United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps.  Down Load are free for use during ceremonies

Marine Corps Ceremonial Music

Ceremonial Manual



** Meetings **

Meetings are held at 1900 hours on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the Calhoun County Civil Defense Building, 4510 Bynum Leatherwood Road Anniston, Alabama 36206,, Unless otherwise stated. 


Our number one mission is to help in Calhoun County if there is a Drowning, Lost Person, Tornado, Football Games, and many other important activities.  We were founded in 1962 by Hugh Smitherman Sr. We are a non profit group that enjoy's helping Calhoun County Alabama. We are a group of Men and Women that are there to Voluteer our time for that of our County. We are currently looking for anyone that loves to volunteer there time and has a love as we all do for Calhoun County.  Our Officers are as follows: Harold Rhodes, Commander, Dell Croft, Secretary, Eddie Mayfield, 1st Deputy, Neal Cobb, 2nd Deputy, Tammye Parker, Treasurer, JC Broadwell, Chaplin.  Our Monthly meeting are held on every Second and Fourth Monday of every month.



 Originally dedicated as a “living memorial” to the U.S. Marines who served in the Pacific during World War II, the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel has been an outstanding fixture in San Francisco’s Union Square since 1946. A classic 1920’s Beaux-Arts hotel with an inviting atmosphere, the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel blends traditional décor and modern comforts with rich history, honor and pride. Our extraordinary staff displays an unmatched level of commitment to both the Club and its members and our other esteemed guests.


All the voluteers involved in this effort are military voluteers stationed in areas that are in harm's way.  You send your support (Letters and/or packages) addressed to them and when the see the "Attn Any, Soldier, Marine, Sailor or Coast Guard line in their address they put your letters and packages into the hands of that service member who don't get much or any mail first.  Everything is shared.


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