b'Detachment 21Marine Corps LeagueInvites Active Duty MarinesCamp J.H. Pendleton Oceanside Detachment 21 Marine Corps League invites active duty Marines and Corpsmen to attend our monthly meeting. Meetings are held at theVANC Center, 1617 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA. 92056. We meet the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6PM.First time attendees are welcome to come to our History Of TheHappy Hour from 5PM to 6PM.Marine Corps LeagueHot dogs, chips, soda, and 1st draft beer is provided The Marine Corps League perpetuates the traditions by the detachment.and spirit of ALL Marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen, who Please RSVP by email at firstname.lastname@example.org wear or who have worn the eagle, globe and or call 760-717-7444. anchor of the Corps. It takes great pride in crediting its Marine Corps League Mission Statement founding in 1923 to World War I hero, then Major General Members of the Marine Corps League join together inCommandant John A. Lejeune. It takes equal pride in its camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving Federal Charter, approved by An Act of the Seventy-Fifth the traditions and promoting the interests of the UnitedCongress of the United States of America and signedStates Marine Corps, banding together those who are nowand approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt onserving in the United States Marine Corps and those whoAugust 4, 1937. have been honorably discharged from that service that they The League is the only Federally Chartered Marinemay effectively promote the ideals of American freedom Corps related veterans organization in the country. and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistanceSince its earliest days, the Marine Corps League has to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen and former Marines and enjoyed the support and encouragement of the activeFMF Corpsmen and to their widows and orphans; and to duty and Reserve establishments of the U. S. Marine perpetuate the history of the United States Marine CorpsCorps. Today, the League boasts a membership of more and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historicalthan 60,000 men and women, officer and enlisted, active occasions of particular interest to Marines. J duty, Reserve Marines, honorably discharged Marine Veterans, qualified Navy FMF Corpsmen and qualified Navy FMF Chaplains and is one of the few Veterans Organizations that experiences increases in itsmembership each year.The Marine Corps League is headed by an elected National Commandant, with 14 elected National Staff Officers who serve as trustees. The National Boardof Trustees coordinates the efforts of 48 department,or state, entities and the activities of over 1000community-based detachments located throughoutthe United States and overseas. The day-to-daySupport the Camp J.H. Pendleton Oceanside operations of the League are under the control of theDetachment 21 Marine Corps League and buy a ChallengeChief Operating Officer with the responsibility for the Coin for $20 includes shipping. management and direction of all programs, activities,and affairs of the Marine Corps League as well assupervising the National Headquarters staff.The prime authority of the League is derived from its Congressional charter and from its annual National Convention held each August in different major U.S.SEMPER FI cities throughout the nation. James Pruitt, Commandant It is a not-for-profit organization within the provisionsCamp J.H. Pendleton Oceanside of the Internal Revenue Service Code 501(c) (4), withDetachment 21a special group exemption letter which allows forMarine Corps League contributions to the Marine Corps League, its Auxiliaryand subsidiary units, to be tax deductible by the donor.www.mclnational.org/history.htmlThank You For Your Service HApril 2021H Military Appreciation Resource Magazine 25'