Brief History of the Marine Corps League:
The Marine Corps League (MCL) is a Marine Corps oriented organization comprised of persons who are serving, or have
served honorably in the United States Marine Corps "on active duty", for not less than ninety (90) days, and persons who are serving,
or have served in the United States Marine Corps reserve, and have earned no less than ninety (90) reserve retirement credit points,
and United States Navy Corpsmen who have trained and served with United States Marine Fleet Marine Forces (FMF) units in excess of
ninety (90) days and have earned the Marine Corps device (clasp) worn on the service ribbon, and those who earn the Warfare Device
authorized for FMF Corpsmen, shall be eligible for regular membership in the Marine Corps League. Interested individuals, who are not
qualified to join as regular members of the League, may be accepted as Associate Members. The Marine Corps League was established
in June 1923, during a reunion in New York, of Marines who had served in the 1st World War. The League was chartered by an act of the
United States Congress on August 4th, 1937. The League was authorized to assist and aid in presenting claims before the
Veterans Administration by Public Law # 243, passed by the 74th Congress of the United States of America.
Purposes of the Marine Corps League:
To preserve the traditions, promote the interest and perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps.
To band together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps, eligible FMF Corpsmen and those who have been honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps, together in fellowship, that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy.
To help fit its members for the duties of citizenship and to encourage them to serve ably as citizens as they have served our nation under arms.
To hold sacred the memory and history of the men and women who have given their lives to the Nation.
To foster love for the principles which they have supported by blood and valor since the founding of the Republic.
To aid voluntarily and to render assistance to all Marines and FMF Corpsmen, uniformed and civilian, as well as their widows and orphans.
To create a bond of comradeship between those in the service and those who have returned to civilian life.
To perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of peculiar interest to Marines.