From: Dennis Tobin, National Commandant/CEO//MCL
To: All Members of the Marine Corps League
Subj: 2020 Birthday Message from the MCL National Commandant
The United States Marine Corps is celebrating its 245th Birthday. November 10, 1775 is celebrated in every clime and place where Marines may be. Regardless of job duty or tenure in the Corps, Marines hold our history in the highest of regards. Our beloved Corps of Marines continues to instill this deference in the newest recruits.
Founded in 1923 and chartered by the U. S. Congress in 1937, the Marine Corps League continues to preserve the traditions of our Corps. Our membership is spread across the Nation. We come from every city, county, and state just as the Marines currently serving in the Marine Corps.
The Marine Corps League is dedicated to services like funeral honors, Toys for Tots, and assisting transitioning Marines and their families. Our efforts, through patriotic volunteerism, directly support the Commandant of the Marine Corps and our Marines. Thank you for what you do every day.
We have strengthened our partnership with the Marine Corps Association and Foundation to foster the spirit and preserve the traditions of the Marine Corps perpetuated by history on common ground dating back almost one hundred years to our common founder LtGen John A. Lejeune. This partnership will further support the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Berger, and his successors.
As Marines around the world continue to serve in harm’s way to keep us safe, let us take time to once again celebrate the glorious history of our beloved Corps.
Happy Birthday Marines