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|What is the Marine Corps League?
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.
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 nearly 61,000 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.
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