John Fulton - Detachment 1075
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.
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:
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.
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.
former Marines and their families
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
LOCAL Marine families while deployed
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.
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.
Scouts and Gold Award Programs
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
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.
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
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.
can visit our Website at : www.semperfi1075.org