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Mission Statement

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, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Navy Chaplains and former Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Navy Chaplains 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.

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NEXT MEETING WILL BE 20 JAN 2018

MONTHLY BUSINESS MEETINGS

Our meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, except one month in the Spring for our annual picnic and December for our Christmas Party (see Calendar for those events). Breakfast is served at 0900 followed by the business meeting at 1000. The meeting location is the B. W. Howard American Legion Post 171 located at 8325 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35206.

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AWARDS

Detachment Marine of the Year - John Hilmer 

Detachment Associate Marine of the Year - Dolly Campis

Detachment Devil Dog of the Year - Henry Williams

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY

TOYS FOR TOTS

2 DECEMBER 2017 MEET @ 10:00 am, FLAG PRESENTATION @ 11:15 am, CHOW @ 11:30 am

B. W. Howard American Legion Post 171

8325 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35206

Please bring unwrapped gift or toy

Bring a dessert if you can

GOLD STAR MOTHERS' WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA

The Alabama Gold Star Mothers are coordinating the Jefferson Memorial Gardens South Cemetery in the national Wreaths Across America program. Wreaths may be sponsored for $15 to be placed on a veteran's gravesite in this cemetery in December. The Gold Star Mothers receive $5 of the cost which they use to support veterans activities in the Birmingham area.

More information about Wreaths Across America

Wreath Sponsorship Form

3 HOTS & A COT WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA

Three Hots And A Cot, Inc., needs sponsors for our 2nd Annual Wreaths Across America project – a nationwide fundraising endeavor to provide a live Maine Balsam Wreath for each Veteran grave each Christmas Season. Wreaths sponsored by this Three Hots endeavor are for Veterans graves in our Jefferson Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, 1591 Gadsden Hwy in Trussville, AL during the 2017 National Remembrance Ceremony at 11:00 A.M. on the 2nd Saturday of December. 

More information about 3 Hots Wreaths Across America

The Patriots Ball of Alabama

The Patriots Ball is designed to educate Citizens on the Military Traditions, Customs, and Courtesies and to foster an understanding of Service, Sacrifice and Pride in America and being an American.

Sat, February 24, 2018 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST

Stone Bridge Farms 281 County Road 717 Cullman, AL 35055

More information about the event and tickets:  Patriots Ball

DEPARTMENT OF ALABAMA

QUARTERLY MEETING

0930 SATURDAY 06 JANUARY 2018

AMERICAN LEGION POST 133

4980 MAIN ST

MILLBROOK, AL 36054

72ND SOUTHEAST DIVISION CONFERENCE

22 March – 25 March, 2018

Tenn. - Smoky Mtn. Detachment #1206

You can find the latest information, schedules and more about the Southeast Division Conference HERE

Department of Alabama Marine Corps League 33rd Annual Convention

1 - 3 June 2018

Hosted by Sgt Foster L Harrington Detachment # 1449

You can find the latest information, schedules and more about the 2018 Marine Corps League State Convention HERE

2018 MCL NATIONAL CONVENTION IN BUFFALO NY

12 August thru 17 August 2018

Sponsored by MCL Dept of NY, Dept of NY Auxilary and Devil Dogs

You can find the latest information, schedules and more about the 2018 Marine Corps League National Convention HERE

 

ALABAMA G.I. DEPENDENTS' SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

This academic scholarship program is administrated by the State of Alabama, Department of Veterans Affairs, and applies to the dependents of Alabama's disabled veterans. The following link will provide the information required. ALABAMA GI DEPENDENTS' SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Also, this pamphlet dated May 2014 may be helpful PAMPHLET.

LINKS OF INTEREST

Alabama Marine Corps League
Department of Alabama Newsletter
Uniform Info for MCL
Support Our Troops
The Fleet Reserve Association Americanism-Patriotism Essay Contest
Team Red, White & Blue
The Marine Corps League Foundation
Marines Helping Marines
Military Order of the Purple Heart
Vietnam Veterans of America
American Gold Star Mothers
Agent Orange Survey
Cahaba Valley Young Marines
Three Hots and a Cot
Blue Star Salute Foundation
LeJeune Water Contamination
EIN Donation Receipt
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