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Happy 244th Birthday Marines!!!
 
Many units have celebrated our birthday yesterday and for many we will continue through the next week or so.  Hope you all are able to attend a birthday dinner or ball in your area.  Celebrate but be safe in getting there and home.
Most of the units are in full swing with Toys for Tots and I wish you well on your campaigns.
Rooms are set up for Spring Staff in Yakima Washington.  Spokane Detachment 586 will host the next convention.  We will have specific dates at Spring Staff meeting.
We are at 13 detachments currently for PLM audit.  Thank you for your diligent efforts on getting these all in to the paymaster.
  
Have a great Thanksgiving and Christmas  Holiday Season.  Enjoy your family time and have a safe holiday.
 
Semper Fi,
 
Bonnie Holden
Commandant
Dept of Washington
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 nearly 60 years ago and has grown to 16 detachments throughout the state.

Photos by Jim Brown

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