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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.

2023 Department of Washington spring Staff meeting - 01 April 2023

Make your reservations early, rooms fill up fast.

Oxford Suites Yakima Washington Hotel Reservations

1701 E. Yakima Ave Yakima, WA 98901 509-457-9000 Toll Free: 800-404-7848

Ask for MCL Group Rate: $98.00 + Tax 15.07 = 113.07

Department of Washington Convention 

 08-11 June 2023

Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel

3073 NW Bucklin Hill Rd, Silverdale, WA 98383

Reservations: 844-207-7972

Registration Flyer and more information coming soon

The 74th Annual Rock Ceremony was held in Enumclaw WA at the Veteran's Memorial Park on August 28th 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.

Detachment 336 Independence Day Parade 2022.

Photos by Jim Brown

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