A message from the National Commandant

October 28, 2015




     As we celebrate the 240th Anniversary of our beloved Marine Corps it is time to remember and reflect.  Through the years, since "1775", it has been our custom to remember, and honor, our Corps and the many men and women who have earned the title, "United States Marine", and this year we are proud to continue this time honored tradition.

    We, as Marines, have many reasons to thank those who came before us and gave us many proud and glorious reasons to maintain our vigilance and dedication to their sacrifices on behalf of our nation. Not only do we honor our veterans of past conflicts, but we also must honor the veterans of our present conflicts who are engaging the enemy as they were trained to do: as "United States Marines". Our Brothers and Sisters carrying on our heritage are as dedicated, loyal, and proud as we were on active duty.

    As we stand ready to attend the many Birthday celebrations throughout our great nation, let us never forget who we are or what it was that made us proud to earn the title we cherish above all others, "United States Marines". We are the keepers of our Marine Heritage and will retain our love of, God, Country and Corps until we no longer breathe the air of this earth. 


    "Semper Fi", my brothers and sisters, "Semper Fi".

Richard D. Gore, Sr.
National Commandant

Marine Corps League

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