The League was founded by Major General John A. Lejeune in 1923 and chartered by an Act of Congress on August 4, 1937. Its membership of over 70,000 is comprised primarily of honorably discharged, retired, active duty and Reserve Marines and FMF Corpsmen with 90 days of service or more. It includes officers and enlisted personnel, both male and female, irrespective of age.
The Marine Corps League is classified as a veterans/military service organization and was formed for the purposes of promoting the interest of the U. S. Marine Corps; to provide camaraderie and assistance to Marines, as well as to their widows and orphans; and to preserve the traditions of the U. S. Marine Corps.
Remember that old kid’s retort…”Takes one to know one”? Well...it takes a Marine to know a Marine, and we, the Marine Corps League, can do a far better job of reaching out to and grabbing hold of one another to support and uplift, and generally enjoy each other’s company while continuing to serve our country, our state and our communities than if we try to go it on our own
It is with this in mind that the Marine Corps League’s Department of Pennsylvania is pursuing a membership drive throughout Pennsylvania; not just to ‘get more members’, but to ‘Reach Out’ to and ‘Grab Hold’ of all those Marines and other military personnel who have served. The Marine Corps League is looking for a few good men and women.