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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 (mart.usa@verizon.net .... tel.  (508)278-3608)
 Commandant

Postings: From Earl 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.

Our 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".

At 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.

 

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