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About The Marine Corps League


The Marine Corps League is the only Congressionally chartered United States Marine Corps-related veterans organization in the United States. Its Congressional Charter was approved by the 75th U.S. Congress and signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937.


Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines and former Marines and to their widows and orphans; and 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.


The Department of Washington was founded in Seattle over 70 years ago and has grown to 15  detachments throughout the state.

Detachment 336 Independence Day Parade 2022.

The photos above are from the Rock Ceremony in 2021.  Approximately 45 people were in attendance including members of the Dept of Washington Marine Corps League, Marine Security Detachment, Combat Logistics Battalion, Seattle Young Marines and members of the public who joined for the service.

Photos by Jim Brown

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