Welcome to the Marine Corps League, Department of New York Marine Corps League Department of New York P. O. Box 360 Hastings on the Hudson, NY 10706

Link to the Marine Corps League 2018 National Convention Buffalo, NY









A redesigned Marine Corps League custom license plate from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles will be available in both Passenger, Commercial and Motorcycle to Current Dues Paying and Life Marine Corps League Member Motorists statewide.


Note: Commercial registrants-will be issued plates with "Commercial" as the tag line.


How to Order: Go to the Forms Tag in the index of this web page Open and Print the License Form. Complete the form following all of the instructions When Complete,


Mail the form to Marine Robert Becker % Marine Corps

League, Dept. of NY. P.O. Box 3058 Schenectady, NY 12303


Current Marine Corps League Plate Holders: If you already have a Marine Corps League custom plate, you may order the new design for a fee by calling the Custom Plates Unit at 1-518-402-4838. Office hours are 8:00am- 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.


  First-Time Registrants: If you do not currently have a Marine Corps League plate, you can purchase a standard one for an initial fee. There is no annual fee; however, the standard registration renewal fee still applies. The plate can be personalized with up to five characters, including spaces, for an initial fee. with an annual fee.


International Symbol of Access: The Marine Corps League plate is also available with the International Symbol of Access (ISA) on it for any registrant with a disability who qualifies for such a plate. Any individual qualifying for an ISA must contact the Custom Plates Unit at 1-518-402-4838 before submitting his/her application.


Reminder: keep your plates by keeping your dues current


Please Note: Membership Dues schedule as of 3-3-17 at the bottom of this page.





Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interest of the United States Marine Corps. Banding together those who are now serving and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American Freedom and Democracy, by voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsman and their Widows and Orphans.

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.


Distinguished Citizenship Award

for Eagle Scouts


The Marine Corps League considers it an Honor and Privilege to recognize America's future leaders for earning the Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award by presenting them the Marine Corps League's "Good Citizenship Award" Certificate and to have the Eagle Scout become aware of the skills that he has mastered to become an Eagle Scout are also held in very high regards by the Marine Corps League and Corporations throughout the United States.


Homeless Veterans

HUD, VA, USICH Announce 17 Percent Decrease in Veteran Homelessness in Past Year.  Point-in-Time count estimates 39,471 veterans homeless in January 2016


The US. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), US. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the US. Inter agency Council on Homelessness (USICH) have announced the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in the United States has been cut nearly in half since 2010. The data revealed a 17 percent decrease in veteran homelessness between January 2015 and January 2016 — quadruple the previous year’s annual decline — and a 47 percent decrease since 2010.


Through HUD’s annual Point-in-Time (PIT) estimate of America’s homeless population, communities across the country reported that fewer than 40,000 veterans were experiencing homelessness on a given night in January 2016. The January 2016 estimate found just over 13,000 unsheltered homeless veterans living on their streets, a 56 percent decrease since 2010. View local estimates of veteran homelessness.


The success among veterans can be attributed to the effectiveness of the service providers administering Federal grant programs offered through VA, HUD, and DOL across the country. This continued collaboration and partnership is vital in continuing to move closer toward our shared goal of ending homelessness for all veterans.


 Legislative Program

Information provided at this site is provided by members of the National Legislative Committee. Members of the Marine Corps League having an interest in general legislative matters are invited to review these items and return to this site from time to time to review updated or added material.

The Marine Corps League is a member of The Military Coalition, an organization comprised of 28 member organizations representing more than five million members of the uniformed services - active, reserve, retired, survivors, veterans - and their families. In addition to Marine Corps League-specific legislative initiatives, it makes every effort to participate with the larger group on most issues.

Any member of the League who has legislative input is welcome to contact your Department Commandant or his appointed state legislative officer or any member of this committee.


Legislative Committee Information

Should you have any question, feel free to contact the Legislative committee chair.


Robert E. Becker Jr. PNC, Chair

6 Lent Court Apts., Apt. 5

Schenectady, NY. 12306

Phone: (518) 428-7793skypec2c://r/204(518) 428-7793




Marine Roses

In 1778, during the War of Independence, the Marine Corps Rose was dedicated to those Marines who made the Ultimate Sacrifice for their country. This tradition was continued by the French during World War One when the Marines attacked the Germans in the trenches at Belleau Wood, Roses were planted by the grateful French people at the graves of the Fallen Marines. When and where ever you see Leaguers or Young Marines distributing these remembrances take and wear one proudly.


THE PROGRAM:  Started by Marine Eddie Gallagher from New York, designed to parallel the VFW "Poppy" program to provide funds for detachments to assist veterans and youth and provide other services to the community.


- Health and comfort items for hospitalized veterans.

- Support programs such as bingo or holiday parties for hospitalized or retired veterans in Retirement homes.

- Scholarships

- Assist youth programs

- Humanitarian Aid



- Purchase roses from MCL National Headquarters, Ships Store

- Coordinate with local businesses or organizations to set-up a table or booth at their location

- Use a coffee or other type container as a collections can

- Advertise what the Marine Rose Program is for and what the donations will be used for.

- Conduct each year in conjunction with the Marine Corps Birthday, or whenever you feel it will be most effective.

- Funds should not be used for the detachment's "general fund", to fund Detachment parties, cook-outs, Birthday Balls, etc.  They should be used for the purposes stated above.


Note:  The information provided here is a "guidance".  Each Department and Detachment should consider their best use of the program.

To order the Marine Roses contact National Headquarters to be put on the list.




For more information please visit their website. < PLEASE CLICK HERE






Marines or Marines for life! A Marine may leave the Corps however the Corps never leaves a Marine - no matter how long he or she served.


Since 1775, Marines past and present have had a lasting bond with the Marine Corps. By joining the United States Marine Corps League you will once again enjoy the camaraderie only Marines share, while also helping today's Marines, their families and your community. Now... more than ever, we need to come together as veterans. Honor, Courage and commitment are the Core Values of our beloved Corps and make Marines a cut above the rest. The Marine Corps League will allow you once again "BE A CUT ABOVE" while sharing the, camaraderie Marines enjoy serving the community, and serving our new breed of Marines. You can still be one of the FEW and the PROUD by joining us and being a member of the United States Marine Corps League. Your membership is important to the future of the MARINE CORPS LEAGUE. Fall-in and join our ranks today.


WE WANT YOU TODAY, MARINE...........................










Updated 02/12/2018

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