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.History Of The First time attendees are welcome to come to ourMarine Corps League Happy Hour from 5PM to 6PM. The Marine Corps League perpetuates the traditionsHot dogs, chips, soda, and 1st draft beer is providedand spirit of ALL Marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen, whoby the detachment. proudly wear or who have worn the eagle, globe andPlease RSVP by email at mclpendletonoceanside@gmail.com anchor of the Corps. It takes great pride in crediting itsor call 760-717-7444.founding in 1923 to World War I hero, then Major GeneralMarine Corps League Mission StatementCommandant John A. Lejeune. It takes equal pride in itsMembers of the Marine Corps League join together in Federal Charter, approved by An Act of the Seventy-Fifthcamaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preservingCongress of the United States of America and signed the traditions and promoting the interests of the United and approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now August 4, 1937.serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who The League is the only Federally Chartered Marine have been honorably discharged from that service that theyCorps related veterans organization in the country.may effectively promote the ideals of American freedomSince its earliest days, the Marine Corps League hasand democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance enjoyed the support and encouragement of the active to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen and former Marines andduty and Reserve establishments of the U. S. MarineFMF Corpsmen and to their widows and orphans; and toCorps. Today, the League boasts a membership of moreperpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps than 60,000 men and women, officer and enlisted, activeand by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical duty, Reserve Marines, honorably discharged Marineoccasions of particular interest to Marines. JVeterans, 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-dayoperations of the League are under the control of the Support the Camp J.H. Pendleton OceansideChief Operating Officer with the responsibility for theDetachment 21 Marine Corps League and buy a Challenge management and direction of all programs, activities, Coin for $20 includes shipping.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.cities throughout the nation.SEMPER FIIt is a not-for-profit organization within the provisions James Pruitt, Commandantof the Internal Revenue Service Code 501(c) (4), with Camp J.H. Pendleton Oceansidea special group exemption letter which allows for Detachment 21 contributions to the Marine Corps League, its Auxiliary Marine Corps Leagueand subsidiary units, to be tax deductible by the donor.www.mclnational.org/history.html20 Military Appreciation Resource Magazine HJanuary 2021 H Thank You For Your Service'