A Message from your Commandant:
Marine Corps Leaguers/Warriors of Detachment 66:
It has been a great year of Espirit de Corps and contribution to our Greater Pensacola community. Our "Award Winning" Heroes Among Us Speaker Series has kicked off the 4th season in grand style with record crowds and world class speakers-true heroes of our area and nation! We continue to meet the requests of local Veteran's who are in need with grants from the Veterans in Need Fund; our Service Division headed up by Doc Dodge has been doing outstanding work in supporting Veterans with their medical needs and VA claims. Recently, Tom Fitzgerald authored a point paper to MCL National to incorporate the Service Division into the Table of Organization of all MCL Detachments. Semper Fi Run on 10 September was a huge success with $20,000 being raised for local children's charities.
As we move into the Fall, let us all continue to support the great work of the League in the community as we finish our HAU season this year with two more great events in September and October. In addition, our MCL Marine Ball Celebration on 5 November with "H" Company 2/5 Vietnam reunion is sure to be a magnificent event. Lastly, 22 Oct is a Flagship event with the 15th Annual Car Show at Five Flags Speedway-please put this on your calendar.
Proud to be your Commandant-happy to be with Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen contributing to our community. I am proud to report our Detachment has soared to over 130 members from 77 a year ago and we are seeing greater participation and veterans joining at every meeting. Thanks to all for your servant's hearts.