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The Marine Corps League is an organization
similar to the American Legion - VFW etc.... with basically the same goals and
achievements with one exception ..... it is only for Marines. There
are many MC Leagues all over the state and the country and we, here in the
Blackstone Valley are fortunate to have one. We are known as the Marine
Corps League - Blackstone Valley Detachment 911. We presently have 74
members. We have been in existence since 1995 starting out with only 18
Charter Members. We are involved in many activities...... marching in parades -
supporting the Worcester Veterans Shelter - Toys for Tots program to name
a few. We also participate in the Memorial Day Parade and also in the June Flag Day Ceremony... both in Uxbridge.
Our mailing address:
Marine Corps League
Blackstone Valley - Det 911
PO Box 583
North Uxbridge, MA 01538
J. Rene Thibault (email@example.com .... tel. (508)278-3608)
Skeean Publicity Officer - Blackstone Valley "Band Of Brothers"
Marine Corps League Detachment 911
During services on Memorial Day I know what veterans will remember. We will
reflect and hear the thunder and see the flash of weapons. We'll hear the bombs
and artillery and mortars and feel the ground shake. The concussion of the big
guns will ring in our ears. It will all come back. We will feel the emotions we
felt then. We will also have that sincere feeling that we were fighting not for
ourselves but for our country, our families and for freedom. For us the
fortunate ones, it is also a time to remember those who rest here in our small
communities, others at the ocean floor and in foreign countries. We pray for
renewed strength to preserve all for which they died.
rituals and memorials are promises that over 200 years of sacrifices by American
servicemen and women will be remembered. For still other veterans, memorials are
a way of telling their departed brothers in arms, "we haven't forgotten you
buddy, it wasn't for nothing".
the town square in Barre, Vermont a simple granite memorial reads .
. . . They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them
To all those who served and to all those who enjoy freedom as only we know it .
. . . . Remember our brothers.