MAJOR EVENTS 2018-04-24T16:07:59+00:00
Philadelphia Marine Corps League

Major Events

Fundraisers

Each year our Detachment has fundraising campaigns, this year our two major campaigns are “Help our Heroes” and “Help Us Help Others”. These fundraisers generate money to support all of our various charities. You will find members of our detachment soliciting donations spring through fall at various shopping centers and malls.

Marine Corps Ball

Every year on or about the Marine Corps Birthday, November 10, our detachment has an elegant gala to celebrate the birth of The Corps. All are sure to have a wonderful time.

VAVS Program

Various programs that we sponsor under our VAVS program at the Coatesville, PA Medical Facility:
Bingo once a month on the second Monday,
St. Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day parties,
September barbecue and picnic,
Christmas stocking stuffing and Christmas party,
And various other activities at the hospital

Marine Sunday

Our detachment joins with the Chester County detachment to honor the memory our of name sake and Conduct a Military ritual at the grave of General Smedley D. Butler. This ceremony is conducted every year on the Sunday closest to November 10th.

Adopt a Highway Program

The detachment is responsible for the clean up of Bishop Hollow Road (Newtown Square) four times per year.

Honor Guard

Annually our Detachment participates in over 250 military funerals with our rifle squad and colors. We continue to do this for families that request a military funeral.

Veteran’s Day Parades

Each year we make donations to needy families during Thanksgiving and the holiday season.

In Remembrance

Members of our Detachment as well as our Young Marines served as the Color Guard for Marple Township’s Memorial Day Parade.

Toys for Tots

Every year our detachment collects approximately 15,000 toys and makes a donation to help the Marine Corps Reserve with their campaign.

Needy Family Program

Each year we make donations to needy families during Thanksgiving and the holiday season.

Scholarships

Each year our detachment awards eleven $500.00 Scholarships.

Adopt a Highway Program

The detachment is responsible for the clean up of Bishop Hollow Road (Newtown Square) four times per year.

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