Welcome!

McLemore Marines

Houston, Texas

Detachment #324

Once a Marine

Always a Marine

Marines Helping Marines

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

Due to the generosity of our fellow Marines, McLemore Detachment was able to provide $500 gift cards to 19 Marines, 1 FMF Corpsman, and 1 Marine Widow to assist with their recovery from the effects of Hurricane Harvey.

Next Meeting

February 13 –¬†Social Hour (6-7 pm) Meeting (7-9 pm) – Kelley’s Country Cookin – 11555 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford, TX 77477

Upcoming Events

February 17 – Gun Show (8:30 am to 4:00 pm) – Pasadena Convention Center – 7902 Fairmont Pkwy, Pasadena, TX 77505

February 18 – Iwo Jima Ceremony (2:00 pm) – Battleship Texas, 3523 Independence Pkwy, La Porte, TX 77571

February 18 – Iwo Jima Dinner (4:00 pm) – Monument Inn, 4406 Independence Pkwy, La Porte, TX 77571

Items of Interest

February 24 – Marine Moms Chili Cookoff¬† (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm) – Double T’s Bar & Grill, 14933 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77083

February 27 – MCCC Meeting (6:00 pm) – Houston Bayland Park Community Center, 6400 Bissonnett, Houston, TX 77074

About Us

Greetings! Are you a present or former active duty, regular or reserve, enlisted or commissioned Marine who is Proud To Serve or Have Served? If the answer is YES, we invite you join a group of a Few Good Men in the McLemore Detachment of the Marine Corps League. Check the Calendar for the date, time, and place of our next meeting. The attendance of your spouse and guest is encouraged.

Some of the things we do: We provide the Fallen Marine program upon request; participate in the Marine Corps Birthday Ball; Veterans Day and Memorial Day observances; the Toys For Tots program with the local Marine Reserve unit; the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Houston and other Marine-related activities. Semper Fi!

Mission Statement

PROMOTE THE INTERESTS OF THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BY SERVING THOSE CURRENTLY ON ACTIVE DUTY IN THE MARINE CORPS AND THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN HONORABLE DISCHARGED FROM THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS. EFFECTIVELY PROMOTE THE IDEALS OF AMERICAN FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY BY VOLUNTARILY AIDING AND RENDERING ASSISTANCE TO ALL MARINES, FMF CORPSMAN, THEIR WIDOWS AND THEIR ORPHANS.

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Marine Corps League

Toys For Tots

Marine Corps League

History

The Marine Corps League perpetuates the traditions and spirit of ALL Marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen, who proudly wear or who have worn the eagle, globe and anchor of the Corps. It takes great pride in crediting its founding in 1923 to World War I hero, then Major General Commandant John A. Lejeune. It takes equal pride in its Federal Charter, approved by An Act of the Seventy-Fifth Congress of the United States of America and signed and approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937. The League is the only Federally Chartered Marine Corps related veterans organization in the country. Since its earliest days, the Marine Corps League has enjoyed the support and encouragement of the active duty and Reserve establishments of the U. S. Marine Corps. Today, the League boasts a membership of more than 76,000 men and women, officer and enlisted, active duty, Reserve Marines, honorably discharged Marine Veterans and qualified Navy FMF Corpsmen and is one of the few Veterans Organizations that experiences increases in its membership 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 Board of Trustees coordinates the efforts of 49 department, or state, entities and the activities of over 1100 community-based detachments located throughout the United States and overseas. The day-to-day operations of the League are under the control of the National Executive Director with the responsibility for the management and direction of all programs, activities, and affairs of the Marine Corps League as well as supervising 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. cities throughout the nation. It is a not-for-profit organization within the provisions of the Internal Revenue Service Code 501(c) (4), with a special group exemption letter which allows for contributions to the Marine Corps League, its Auxiliary and subsidiary units, to be tax deductible by the donor.