The Marine Corps League is the organization for all Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains who served with Marines. The League takes great pride in crediting its founding in 1923 to World War 1 Hero, and the 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Major General John A. Lejeune. Our Federal Charter was approved by an Act of the Seventy-Fifth Congress of the United States of America was signed and approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937. Today we have a membership of over 76,000.
Our aims as an organization are as follows:
- To preserve the traditions and to promote the interests of the United States Marine Corps League.
- To band those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service together in fellowship, that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy.
- To fit its members for the duties of citizenship and to encourage them to serve as ably as citizens as they have served the Nation under arms.
- To hold sacred the history and memory of the men who have given their lives to the Nation.
- To create a bond of fellowship between those in service and those who have returned to civilian life.
- To aid voluntarily and to render assistance to all Marines and former Marines as well as to their widows and orphans.
- 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.