Link to the Marine Corps League 2018 National Convention Buffalo, NY
Merry Christmas to all
and a Happy New Year
and Happy Holidays no matter how you celebrate!
TOYS FOR TOTS KICKOFF
THE BROOKLYN DETACHMENT OF THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE WILL BE HOSTING ITS ANNUAL "KICK OFF" FOR TOYS FOR TOTS ON SUNDAY, 22 OCTOBER FROM 1PM TO 6PM. ADMISSION IS ONE NEW UNWRAPPED TOY PER PERSON. FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT WILL BE SERVED. LOCATION IS THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS (BARON DE KALB) 3000 EMMONS AVE.
ANY BUSINESS THAT WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM CAN PICK UP COLLECTION BOXES AT THIS TIME.
WE ARE LOOKING TO MAKE THIS A GREAT YEAR FOR THE CHILDREN OF OUR COMMUNITY.
We have a request for distribution from Kevin J McCann, Post Commander VFW Post 8540:
I am requesting your assistance in contacting veterans of the Battle of Hue City in 1968. The USS Hue City is coming to New York City & docking at the Staten Island Pier on November 10, 11 & 12. The Commanding Officer, Captain Daniel J. Gillen has asked me to contact VFW's, American Legions, civic organizations and various corporations to invite them to tour the ship. Attached is a schedule & information concerning the tours.
He also desires to have as many veterans who actually fought at Hue City visit the ship. Please alert every member of every Post in the County & District. On the Department level, I am requesting that you contact Districts in the NYC area (Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Westchester & nearby area) or if more convenient, just provide me with the appropriate contact information. For your convenience attached is a flyer that gives details. Obviously, all of you, your staff and respective members are invited.
I will be contacting the VFW Department Commander in New Jersey as well as the Commanders of the Marine Corps League and American Legion in the metropolitan area.
Your assistance is greatly appreciated. If any questions please contact me.
Kevin J. McCann
VFW Post 8540
718 634 2157
The Bear Mountain Detachment #1135 will be meeting the Toys for Tots Train in Sugarloaf, NY. on Sunday 3 December 2017 @ Anna Marie's Country Deli 1398 Kings Hwy. Sugarloaf, NY. 10918. The train arrives at 13:45, the Detachment and guests will muster at 13:30. Along with the train, there will be a guest visit from Santa and Mrs Claus, some of their elves, and of course members of the United States Marine Corps Reserve. This is a great event kids and family alike. Please come out and join us with a new unwrapped toy.
Michael A. Pisciotti
South East Area Vice Commandant
Department of New York
Marine Corps League
Marine Searching rubble
after Beirut Bombing...
Ossining Remembers one of its Own on 34th Anniversary of Beirut Bombing
OSSINING, NY -
Former Marines and students at Ossining High School turned out today to honor one of their own.
On the 34th anniversary of the suicide bombing attack in Beirut, a prayer was held today in memory of Lance Cpl. Craig Wyche.
The 18-year-old Ossining High grad was one of more than 200 marines killed in the attack on an American compound in Beirut, Lebanon back on October 23, 1983.
His brother says it's important to keep Cpl. Wyche's name alive. "As soon as we forget something like this, these things come back to haunt us in other ways. We should always remember those that fought for this country and who gave their lives to this country. All the service men," says Glen Wyche.
Wyche was a 1982 graduate of Ossining High school.
Wyche Memorial/Beirut Bombing Anniversary
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November 1, 2017
NATIONAL VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES MONTH, 2017
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
During National Veterans and Military Families Month, we honor the significant contributions made by American service members, their families, and their loved ones. We set aside this month surrounding Veterans Day to hold observances around the country to honor and thank those whose service and sacrifice represent the very best of America. We renew our Nation's commitment to support veterans and military families. They deserve it.
Our veterans are our heroes. Our Armed Forces have preserved the security and freedom that allow us to flourish as a Nation. They have braved bitter winters, treacherous jungles, barren deserts, and stormy waters to defend our Nation. They have left their families to face danger and uncertainty, and they have endured the wounds of war, all to protect our Nation's interests and ideals established during the Founding.
Our military families endure many hardships along with those who defend our Nation. They are separated from their loved ones for months on end and frequently relocated across the country and around the world. They often live far from their extended families, and they know what it is like to celebrate holidays and milestones with an empty seat at the table. Many military spouses face the task of making ends meet while their loved ones are away and of securing new employment with each change in duty station. Children of service members often grow up living a nomadic life -- periodically calling a new place "home" and adjusting to different schools, trying out for new sports teams, and making new friends. In these lives of frequent change and transition, however, our incredible military families not only survive, they thrive.
It is our patriotic duty to honor veterans and military families. As part of our efforts to answer President Lincoln's charge to care for those who have "borne the battle," I have asked the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to lead the Nation in a month of observances across the country to honor our veterans.
As veterans and military families attend these events, they will see the reforms and improvements that we have made at the VA. Over the last 9 months, we have made important changes that enable better service for our veterans. We have increased accountability and enhanced protections for whistleblowers. We have improved transparency, customer service, and continuity of care. We are working every day to ensure a future of high quality care and timely access to the benefits veterans have earned through their devoted service to a grateful Nation.
This month, in which Americans traditionally pause to give thanks for our blessings, it is fitting that we come together to honor with gratitude our extraordinary veterans and military families and their service to our country. May God continue to bless our Armed Forces and those families that love and support them.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2017 as National Veterans and Military Families Month. I encourage all communities, all sectors of society, and all Americans to acknowledge and honor the service, sacrifices, and contributions of veterans and military families for what they have done and for what they do every day to support our great Nation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.
Posted 11-7-17 DONALD J. TRUMP
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