Marine Corps League

Percy John Fulton - Detachment 1075

P.O. Box 30344

Winston-Salem, NC 27130

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 and those who have been honorably discharge from that service; voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines and former Marines, FMF Corpsmen 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.

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The Marine Corps League was formed by an Act of Congress in 1937 by the Seventy-Fifth Congress as a 501.C4 Non-Profit Veterans Group.  Our league is of voluntary membership, limited to Honorably Discharged Marines and Navy Corpsmen and our Associate Members are composed of the families and friends of the aforementioned.  Our members donate their time and energy to help the community in every way possible.  Many of our Members offer their Professional Trades at no charge to assist other Members and fellow Veterans. Our contributions to the community are numerous.  Examples of things we do (but are not limited to) the following:

1. Toys for Tots

Each year the Marine Corps League combines efforts with the Marine Corps Reserve for the goal of collecting toys and funds for toys to help underprivileged children identified by the Department of Social Services and local Churches.  In 2008, our end result was nearly 16,000 toys which we distributed to children, locally. NOTE : 2,395,874 were collected Nationally w/ a whopping $1,191,786.92 and given to 747,584 needy children.

2. Disabled and wounded Marines

Wounded Marines hospitalized in Bethesda, MD, Balboa-San Diego, CA, San Antonio, TX and the Wounded Warrior Barracks at Camp Lejeune, NC.  We also provide support for the VA Hospital in Salisbury, NC.

3. Assisting LOCAL former Marines and their families

In our Detachment, we have Marines from every conflict since WWII.  Many of them are on a fixed budget and often times struggle to afford groceries, utilities, or transportation to medical and personal appointments due to their various handicaps.  We assist these Veterans and their families with meeting the necessary demands of daily living.

4. Assisting LOCAL Marine families while deployed

While LOCAL Marines are deployed for combat or other military missions, the family is left behind to do the best they can.  Extremely tight budgets result in trouble paying bills, providing for their children, and dealing with every day demands.

5. Young Marines Program

Established in 1958, the Young Marines is a youth education and service program for boys and girls, ages 8 through completion of High School.  This program promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members.  The program focuses on character building, leadership, and promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.  Graduates of the program excel in everything they face as they age.  The Young Marines Program is the focal point for the U.S. Marine Corps youth Drug Demand Reduction efforts.

6. Eagle Scouts and Gold Award Programs

The Marine Corps League has long regarded the Boy Scouts of America & Girl Scouts of America as supportive of the Preamble of the Constitution of the League.  We support both the Boy and Girl Scouts of America as they promote traditional family values to America’s youth.  We participate in Scouting through assistance with Units, Districts, Councils, in community projects, merit badge programs, and special recognition of those Scouts achieving their Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts) and Gold Award (Girl Scouts).  Scouts who achieve their respective highest ranks are presented with a Citizenship Award.  The ceremony is usually held in conjunction with his/her respective Troop’s Court of Honor ceremony.

7. Funeral Assistance

When a local Marine or Corpsman has passed, we assist the families with viewing and funeral specifics to include uniformed members of our Detachment as well as Marine Corps League and/or United States Marine Corps Color Guards whose presence is offered in honor of our fallen brother/sister at no charge or expense to the family.

While everyone in our community is important, it needs to ne noted that Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) has been dropped by many Counties statewide due to the lack of funds.  The focus has shifted to keeping kids out of gangs.  Without D.A.R.E., there is one less force in place whose purpose is to help our children avoid the dangerous lifestyle choices so readily available to them. We consider it our personal responsibility to aggressively implement all of our programs for children in the hopes that they will not make the WRONG choices due to lack of better choices.

 

We do not and have never received any local, state, or federal dollars in support of our League.  Our growth has strictly come from donations of time and financially from those who believe in upholding and defending the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America and the Marine Corps League.

 

Our membership continues to grow and we are always welcoming qualified Applicants.            

 You can visit our Website at :          www.semperfi1075.org