Members join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps. This is accomplished by banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service; voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines and former Marines and to their widows and orphans, and by perpetuating the history of the United States Marine Corps through ﬁtting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.
The Marine Corps League is a Charter member of The Military Coalition, The National Marine Corps Council, AdHoc Committee, Navy and Marine Corps Council, the National Veterans Day Committee, and is represented on countless committees and programs serving the military and Veteran community. The League participates in patriotic functions such as the National Memorial Day Parade and the National 4th of July Parade in Washington as well as countless statewide and community parades around the country.
We provide representation to the U.S. Congress in legislative matters aﬀecting the United States Marine Corps, national security and Veteran's beneﬁts through our National Legislative Committee. Most importantly, Marine Corps League Detachments are actively involved in Community based programs throughout the country.
These are some of the special programs and events that we bring to our community and nation. These programs are a vital part of supporting the vital role that the past, present, and future Marines fulﬁll for our nation.
The Marine Corps League… the organization for all Marines, Corpsmen and Chaplains who served with Marines active duty… Reserve… Veteran… retired… officer… enlisted- -
Once A Marine, Always A Marine- -
Marine Corps League: The Congressionally Chartered Marine Corps Veterans Organization- -
A Marine may leave the Corps… but the Corps will NEVER leave the Marine!- -
There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.-Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army-
Freedom is not free, but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share.-Ned Dolan-
A Marine is a Marine. I set that policy two weeks ago - there's no such thing as a former Marine. You're a Marine, just in a different uniform and you're in a different phase of your life. But you'll always be a Marine because you went to Parris Island, San Diego or the hills of Quantico. There's no such thing as a former Marine.-General James F. Amos, 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps-
I come in peace, I didn't bring artillery. But I am pleading with you with tears in my eyes: If you mess with me, I'll kill you all.-Marine General James Mattis, to Iraqi tribal leaders-
Hell, these are Marines. Men like them help Guadalcanal and took Iwo Jima. Bagdad ain't nothing.-Marine Major General John F. Kelly-
We signed up knowing the risk. Those innocent people in New York didn't go to work thinking there was any kind of risk.-Pvt. Mike Armendariz-Clark, USMC; Afghanastan, 20 September 2001 As reported on page 1 of the New York Times-
The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of Marines. Lord, how they could fight!-MGen. Frank E. Lowe, USA; Korea, 26 January 1952-
The United States Marine Corps, with its fiercely proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth.-Thomas E. Ricks; Making the Corps, 1997-
The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next five hundred years.-James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy; 23 February 1945 (the flag-raising on Iwo Jima had been immortalized in a photograph by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal) -
I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!-General of the Armies Douglas MacArthur; Korea, 21 September 1950 -
The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!-Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, 1945 -
Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.-Ronald Reagan, President of the United States; 1985-
Marines I see as two breeds, Rottweilers or Dobermans, because Marines come in two varieties, big and mean, or skinny and mean. They're aggressive on the attack and tenacious on defense. They've got really short hair and they always go for the throat.-RAdm. "Jay" R. Stark, USN; 10 November 1995-
For over 221 years our Corps has done two things for this great Nation. We make Marines, and we win battles.-Gen. Charles C. Krulak, USMC (CMC); 5 May 1997 -
A Marine should be sworn to the patient endurance of hardships, like the ancient knights; and it is not the least of these necessary hardships to have to serve with sailors.-Field Marshal Mernard Montgomery-
You cannot exaggerate about the Marines. They are convinced to the point of arrogance, that they are the most ferocious fighters on earth- and the amusing thing about it is that they are.-Father Kevin Keaney; 1st Marine Division Chaplain; Korean War-
The Marine Corps has just been called by the New York Times, 'The elite of this country.' I think it is the elite of the world.-Admiral William Halsey, U.S. Navy-
The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle.-Gen. John "Black Jack" Perishing, U.S. Army, Commander of American Forces in World War i-