Marine Corps League - Oakhurst

THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE OF OAKHURST, CALIFORNIA

Preserving Our Traditions & Serving Our Communities

WE ARE THE GRISWOLD MOUNTAIN DETACHMENT #1121


Our mission is to preserve Marine Corps traditions, lend assistance to Marine veterans, including veterans of other military branches, and to provide opportunities for service, camaraderie, and fellowship within our communities.

Once a Marine, Always a Marine.


A few other Griswold Mountain Detachment Activities

  • Youth Scholarship program
  • Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
  • Health, comfort and emergency assistance for hospitalized and retired veterans
  • Assistance with youth programs including Eagle Scout program
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Toys for Tots Supporters
  • Marine Corps Birthday
  • Military Funeral Honors
  • Detachment Service Officer (DSO)
Avenue of Flags, Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR MEMBERSHIP:

Active Marines Marine Veterans FMF Corpsmen FMF Chaplains

Associate Memberships are available to:

  • Veterans of other military branches
  • Families of those listed above

When and where we meet

Our meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. on the Second Saturday of every month at the Positive Living Center located at

40045 Indian Springs Road.
Oakhurst, California

For more Information, contact George Gardner, Commandant
phone: 559-580-9569 email: coarsegoldgg@gmail.com

HISTORY OF THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE

On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia passed a resolution stating that "two Battalions of Marines be raised" for service as landing forces with the fleet. This resolution, established the Continental Marines and marked the birth date of the United States Marine Corps.

Serving on land and at sea, these first Marines distinguished themselves in a number
of important operations, including their first amphibious raid into the Bahamas in March 1776 ~ that began the legend of the Marine Corps and those that have been privileged to be called "Marines" have faithfully served ever since.

General John A. Lejeune founded the Marine Corps League in 1923. The Charter was granted by an act of Congress on August 4, 1937 with the mission of: "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 and those who have been honorably discharged from that service; voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all active duty Marines and Marine veterans and to their widows and orphans, and by perpetuating the history of the United States Marine Corps through fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines."