9/11 Anniversary and Afghanistan withdrawal
Due to Veterans from all eras reacting to the events in Afghanistan, such as withdrawal and take over by the Taliban, VA is working quickly to share VA resources, call center information, peer support, and other community services.
Afghanistan Letter from CMC SMMC.
Department Spring Meeting
Date -October 1st and 2nd
Crowne Plaza Suffern - Mahwah
3 Executive Blvd
Suffern, New York 10901
Uniform of the Day:
Marine Corps League cover is the only required uniform item for the membership.
Department Staff: Red Polo, Black Trousers, Black Shoes, Marine Corps League Cover
• 24-26 February 2022: National Midwinter Conference - Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, Norfolk, VA
• 23-25 February 2023: National Midwinter Conference - Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, Norfolk, VA
Great-grandson of last living WWII Medal of Honor recipient
completes Marine boot camp
Courtesy of CBS News via Frank Mathers, Mideast Adjutant
The Marine Corps Boot Camp at Parris Island, SC graduation is quite an achievement for young Marines who have conquered boot camp — but this year's graduation is truly one for the ages.
Three hundred fifty young men and women are on the final leg of a life-changing journey through Marine boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina. It's been 13 grueling, sometimes brutal, weeks. And for the first time since COVID-19 hit, all family members are allowed to attend the proud moment.
In attendance for graduation is legendary Marine Hershel "Woody" Williams. At 97, he is the last living Medal of Honor recipient from World War II. Among the new Marines passing in review is his great-grandson, Cedar Ross.
"The only advice I think I gave him was to do the very best that he could and then to do a little more," Williams said. Ross was about halfway through boot camp when his drill instructor realized he was the direct descendant of a Marine legend.
"The chief drill instructor told me, 'Ross, you're going to have big shoes to fill,'" Ross told CBS News. "I said, 'Yes, sir. Thankfully, I wear size 15.'"
A Family/Survivor Reference Guide for When A Veteran Dies
Paul Sutton, Chairperson of the National Legislative Affairs Committee has provided a Reference Guide for when A Veteran Dies.
Click Here to download the "A Family Survivor Reference Guide for When A Veteran Dies (03-28-2021)" document
Meeting Locations Needed
Fall Department Meeting
The Department of New York will be holding it's Fall Meeting on 01-02 October 2021 at the Crowne Plaza Suffern-Mahwah, located at Three Executive Boulevard, Suffern, NY 10901.
The room rate is $115.00 a night. You can book your reservation by calling the hotel at 845-357-4800, and use the group code of "MCL" You can also book your reservation online using this link: https://bit.ly/3wxbKyc. Once on this page loads, select 1 October 2021 and then click search. The room options, and group rate will be applied. To get the group rate, all reservations MUST be made on or before 10 September 2021.
The agenda will be release at a later date.
National MCL Foundation Vacancies
FROM THE DESK OF THE
To: National Board of Trustees,
Subject: MCL Foundation, Vacancies
BOT’s, please make sure your Department Commandants get this information to all their Detachments. We are currently looking to fill 3 vacancies on the foundation.
The foundation president and his board will review each of them and the National BOT’s will vote on each.
National Convention Delegate Registration Online
We presently have 89 detachment’s registered for delegates at National Convention. Detachments can register and pay for delegates here: