All Meetings are held at
The Kearsing &
Edwards American Legion Post
20 Station Road
Pomona, New York 10970
on the fourth Tuesday of each
month at 7:30 PM.
or Snail Mail us at
PO Box 191
Haverstraw, NY 10927
History of the Marine Corps League
THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE was founded
by Major General Commandant, John A. Lejeune, in 1923 and chartered by an
Act of Congress on August 4, 1937. Its membership of nearly 50,000 is
comprised of honorably discharged, active duty and Reserve Marines with 90
days of service or more, and retired Marines. It includes officer, enlisted,
male and female members.
The Marine Corps League is headed by an elected National Commandant, with 14
elected national staff officers who serve as trustees. Day to day operations
are under the control of an executive director who supervises the day-to-day
performance of the national headquarters staff, located at 8626 Lee Highway
in Fairfax, Virginia.
The prime authority of the League is derived from its charter and from its
annual national convention held in August in different major U. S. cities
throughout the nation. The National Commandant has operational control over
the National Headquarters staff and the National Board of Trustees, who in
turn coordinate the efforts of 45 department, or State entities, and the
activities of over 780 community-based detachments located throughout the
United States and overseas.
The League is classified as a veterans / military service organization and
was formed for the purposes of promoting the interests of the U. S. Marine
Corps; to provide camaraderie and assistance to Marines, as well as to their
widows and orphans; and to preserve the traditions of the U. S. Marine
Corps. It is a not for profit organization within the provisions of Internal
Revenue Service Code 50l (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.
League members participate in:
The Veterans Administration Voluntary Service Program, an assistance program
for hospitalized veterans
A national Service Program, which provides assistance to veterans in a wide
area of matters relating to their military service
The League also:
Sponsors a National Youth Physical Fitness Program
Provides membership incentives
Participates in patriotic functions and provides representation to the U. S.
Congress in legislative matters affecting the U. S. Marine Corps, national
security and veterans benefits through its National Legislative Committee
and its National Legislative Officer
Many of the Marines from our detachment were both
trained and served at Parris Island, South Carolina.
Please click on the Photo below to see some
historic photos of