1st Tuesday of each month Next Meeting December 5, 2023 @ 1900
All Active, Reserve and Honorably Discharged Marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen are welcome to attend our monthly meetings. Membership dues are required if you join our League.
A message to all Marines out there We at the GREATER SYRACUSE DETACHMENT 224 Would like any and all MARINES out there to join our DETACHMENT 224. Active, Retired, Reservists, FMF Corpsmen/Women and FMF Chaplains contact us we want your help in providing the community service to all MARINES and other Veterans that need our help. FEEL THAT MARINE CORPS SPIRIT AGAIN! HELP US join today! just ASK how TO JOIN!!!!! OOoooooraHhHH
People ask me "What does the Marine Corps League do??" Well here's a little of what we do! "MARINES HELPING MARINES!" On Friday, November 10, 2023 the United States Marines Veterans had a birthday luncheon at Daniella's Restaurant at the New York State Fair grounds on state Fair Blvd. Solvay, NY. All that attended had a wonderful time telling war stories and other exaggerations. The food was fantastic and seconds were available. After the meal was served and the party over, members of the Marine Corp League inquired if any meals had had not been consumed that the sponsors would have to pay for. That number was 4. The Marine Corps League not wanting the food to go to waste, we asked the staff at Daniella's to pack up 4 meals in to go containers and we took the meals out for distribution to those in need. In away we helped the luncheon sponsor not lose money, fed 4 persons in need and did a good deed for the day. OOOOOOOOORAH..... "MARINES IN ACTION FILLING A NEED!" Saturday November 18 2023 The Greater Syracuse Detachment #224 Marine Corps League donated items to the Corporal Karl Schneider Family room located in the 1 - South, One Day Surgery center at the Syracuse VA Hospital. The items donated were 1 case 120 Decaf Coffee K Cups, 1 case 80 8oz water bottle's, 1 case sweetener, packets, 1 case Nutri Bars, 1 case Lance toast snacks, 1case 30 Belvita Protein bars. 1 case Nabisco Variety Packs, 1 case Mini Cookies, 1 case 96 Non Dairy Creamer The total donation came to $146.80 Our thanks to all of our doners and members that give to us and help in the collection of funds at events that make it possible to assist this and other worthy cause's. semper Fi Jeff Smith, SVC/PM P.O.BOX 104 SYRACUSE, NEW YORK 13206-0104 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
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Members and guests of MCL Greater Syracuse Detachment 224 we hope you enjoyed celebrating your 248th Birthday with us last night, November 4, 2023. To all those who made this event come together great job!! OOH-RAH!!
Thank you to all the of our league members who came out to participate in the CNY Veterans Parade and Expo. The purpose of the CNY Veterans Parade and Expo is to thank veterans for their military service and to recognize their importance in our communities.
On October 24, Oliver Jackson and George Hotaling presented Dr. Armand J. Cincotta with his life membership certificate, at his home. Dr. Cincotta is 88 years young! Dr. Cincotta was George's Lt. in the Marine Corps, when we were both stationed in an artillery unit on Okinawa in 1959. He later was his physician until he retired. A great Marine!
Past Commandant Ron Farewell's grandson Evan applied for and won the Department of New York's Marine Corps League Scholarship. Congratulations Evan and best of luck in your future!
Commandant Larry Bear giving our guest speaker Gold Star Parent Jason Curtis an Honorable Associate Membership for him and his wife at our Annual League Picnic 6-6-2023
May 18, 2023 Mexico Academy Jr. ROTC program Awards Ceremony
“Lest we Forget” On May 6, 2023, Volunteers of The Greater Syracuse Detachment 224, Marine Corps League (MCL) joined forces with Volunteers of the VFW CLAY POST 951 for the placement of US Flags at the gravestones of veterans interred at the Pine Plains Cemetery.
For the past 50 years this project has been routinely completed, annually, by one individual Veteran Glen SOTHERDEN, VFW Post 951. The Greater Syracuse Detachment 224, Marine Corps League would like to salute Veteran Sotherden’s longevity and dedication to this extremely worthy project.
When Veteran Sotherden stated that after 50 years he would like to have some assistance, members of the VFW Post 951 and The Syracuse Detachment, Marine Corps League were proud to volunteer and provide that assistance.
I would like to say Thank You, to each of the Volunteers of the VFW Post 951 and the Volunteers of the Greater Syracuse Detachment 224, MCL as your actions of volunteering displays to the public, the Americanism and Patriotism, that we as American Service Members have sworn to uphold. Again, I would like to Thank Veteran Glen SOTHERDEN and the VFW Clay Post 951 for inviting the Greater Syracuse Detachment 224, Marine Corps League to be part of this worthy project.
Larry G Bear, PhD Commandant, Greater Syracuse Detachment 224, MCL USMC, 1SG US Army Retired
UNIFORMS OF THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE
It was recently brought to my attention that MCL members were not authorized to wear the DOD issued shooting badges on your MCL uniform. THAT INFORMATION IS FALSE. Para XI Enclosure 3 National Administration Procedures specifically states for the Long Sleeve and Short Sleeve White Undress uniform, DOD authorized WINGS and Badges are authorized. MEDALS and MEDALLIONS may not be worn on the UNDRESS UNIFORMS. Enclosure 3, Uniform National Admin. Procedure: (This paragraph copied directly from the regulation)
UNDRESS LONG SLEEVE - MALE - Standard Cover (Paragraph V).
- Devil Dog collar, if authorized (optional). - Nametag (optional) (paragraph IX) . - White Shirt, with military creases (to be Airline Pilot style with two (2) pockets with button down flaps and shoulder epaulets). - Marine Corps League Sunburst insignias on collar, centered 1/2" inside the collar tip, with the wings of the emblem parallel to the deck. - Shoulder patches as authorized (Paragraph IV). - Marine Corps League ribbons or Department of Defense authorized ribbons, wings, badges, (MCL AND DOD RIBBONS CANNOT BE WORN TOGETHER: (NO MEDALS TO BE WORN ON THIS UNIFORM) - The Marine of the Year (National, Division, Department or Detachment) Medallion and Ribbon; the Chapel of Four Chaplains (Legion of Merit, Humanitarian Award, and Bronze Medallion Award); or the Military Order of Devil Dogs collar, if authorized, may be worn with the Undress Long Sleeve Uniform. Only one of these devices, medallions, or collars, may be worn at a time at the option of the wearer. NOTE – MEDALLIONS MAY NOT BE WORN WITH ANY OTHER STYLE SHIRT (I.E., POLO, T-SHIRT, OR CIVILIAN DRESS SHIRTS.) - MCL ribbons should be centered over the left breast pocket, 1/8" above the pocket flap. DOD awards and decorations should be worn as authorized to the individual. - TIE. PLAIN BLACK with Marine Corps or Marine Corps League gold tie bar ENLISTED STYLE ONLY (no open collar). - Trousers, Dress Blue (with NCO "RED" stripe) with Belt, Marine Corps khaki web, with web belt brass buckle. - Shoes, Black, plain toe (military style, highly glossed) - Socks, Black OPTIONAL: Trousers, black, dress, with the black leather belt with square gold buckle with Marine Corps emblem (EGA); a ratcheting black leather belt with a gold Marine Corps emblem buckle (EGA); or a ratcheting black leather belt with a gold buckle with Marine Corps League logo may be worn instead of the Dress Blue trousers and khaki web belt. UNDRESS - SHORT SLEEVE - MALE The Short sleeve UNDRESS uniform is the same in every way to the Long Sleeve UNDRESS uniform with the following exceptions: - The shirt shall be the same Airline Pilot style, but short sleeves instead of long. - The shirt shall be worn with an open collar and NO TIE OR TIE BAR IS WORN WITH THE UNDRESS SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT
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FOR RENEWING YOUR MEMBERSHIP PLEASE NOTE: EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATLY MCL NATIONAL REQUIRES, all Dues to be submitted (a new ruling by National) and paid No Later Than August 30, 2023.
If Dues ARE NOT paid by that DATE, you will be dropped from the MCL roster and will need to reapply each and every time your DUES are not Paid prior to August 30 of each year.
Disclaimer: “The Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem and the name Marine Corps® are registered trademarks of the USMC. The Marine Corps League and its subordinate organizations support the USMC and its veterans, however it is not officially connected to or endorsed by the USMC, and the name and emblem are used with permission.”