Marine Corps League Detachment 853

Marine Corps League Detachment 853 The Chesapeake Detachment 853 of the Marine Corps League is located in the heart of Chesapeake, Virg

Operating as usual

Our new officers 21-22Commandant Joe HoadleySenior Vice Shawn KipperJunior Vice Bill GriffinJudge Advocate Dave Weber
12/12/2021

Our new officers 21-22
Commandant Joe Hoadley
Senior Vice Shawn Kipper
Junior Vice Bill Griffin
Judge Advocate Dave Weber

Our new officers 21-22
Commandant Joe Hoadley
Senior Vice Shawn Kipper
Junior Vice Bill Griffin
Judge Advocate Dave Weber

Christmas baskets 2021
12/11/2021

Christmas baskets 2021

12/07/2021

Detachment meeting tonight at 19:00. Please support !

12/07/2021
Photos from Marine Corps League Detachment 853's post
12/04/2021

Photos from Marine Corps League Detachment 853's post

Jean Dobrenko receiving an award for donating
11/24/2021

Jean Dobrenko receiving an award for donating

Timeline photos
11/21/2021

Timeline photos

The Battle of Tarawa began on this day in 1943. A Japanese commander said it would take 1,000,000 men 100 years to conquer the island – 18,000 Marines did it in 76 hours. https://buff.ly/3scUGKU

11/17/2021

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation enjoys one of the very best program-to-support ratios within the nonprofit world — 97:3.
This means that over 97% of your donation goes directly to our mission of providing toys, books and other gifts to less fortunate children. The 3% spent on support principally covers fundraising expenses — not one donated dollar goes to salaries or any other manpower costs. #ToysforTots #Proud #Nonprofit
https://www.toysfortots.org/social/donate

Semper Fi Marines!
11/16/2021

Semper Fi Marines!

11/10/2021

Happy birthday Marines

11/10/2021

We are having a meeting at 0930 on Saturday 11/13.
Nominations and election of officers

Another year down in the books
10/30/2021

Another year down in the books

10/23/2021

23 October 1983 - Beirut Barracks Bombing

Today marks the 38th anniversary of the Beirut bombing that killed 241 service members. For the Corps, it was the bloodiest day since the Battle of Iwo Jima in WWII.

Today we remember the Marines and fellow service members who were killed in the attack.

Semper Fidelis

USMC History Photo #neverforget

10/15/2021

Are next Marine Corps League meeting is Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 0900. We will be having the meeting first and then we are going to put together food baskets.

09/26/2021

Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed on the last Sunday in September which will be Sunday, September 26, 2021. Gold Star Mother’s Day is intended to recognize and honor those mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Each year there are events and meetings to publicly express love, sorrow and reverence toward Gold Star Mothers and their families. Flags are also mandated to be displayed on government buildings on this day. Army.mil says Gold Star Mother’s Day is intended “to recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter in the service of the U.S. Armed Forces”.

Why The Gold Star?
The Gold Star is a symbol of a loved one lost in combat.

According to an L.A. Times article, “During World War I, a practice developed across the country: Families displayed flags featuring a blue star, a sign that a family member was fighting in the war. Some flags would display more than one star.”

The exact origins of this tradition are not fully known, but at some point, gold star flags would go up to signify the family member had died on duty. The term “Gold Star Family” went into the national vocabulary thanks to the sacrifices of men and women serving in uniform.

Who Are The American Gold Star Mothers?
Based on the above, this might seem like an obvious question to some, but Gold Star families have had a non-profit organization working on their behalf since 1928 with the establishment of an organization called American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.

Their mission includes education, remembrance, inspiring “true allegiance to the United States of America”, and most importantly for many, offering “needful assistance to all Gold Star Mothers and, when possible, to their descendants.”

The Gold Star Mother’s non-profit organization holds an annual convention and have events centered around Gold Star Mother’s Day and Veterans Day. They also partner with Wreath’s Across America where each December they work together to coordinate wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,200 locations in the U.S. and abroad.

The Gold Star Manor
Located in Long Beach, CA on a 23 acre, park like setting, The Gold Star Manor provides a home for members of the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. Features include several apartment buildings plus a library, therapeutic pool, arts and crafts building and many outdoor activities.

The National Gold Star Family Registry
The National Gold Star Family Registry is a program which honors those who have laid down their lives for freedom during all of America’s past conflicts. The use of a name “Gold Star Family” is commonly used to describe a family whose immediate family member was killed in action.

Is Gold Star Mother’s Day An Official Holiday?
Gold Star Mother’s Day isn’t observed in quite the same manner as federal holidays such as Labor Day, Memorial Day, or President’s Day, but that does not mean it hasn’t been given official recognition.

In 1936, the 74th Congress declared, “the last Sunday in September shall hereafter be designated and known as ‘Gold Star Mother’s Day,’ and it shall be the duty of the President to request its observance as provided for in this resolution.”

In 2016, President Barack Obama proclaimed that September 25, 2016 was to be known as Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, a continuation of this long-standing tradition: “I call upon all Government officials to display the flag of the United States over Government buildings on this special day. I also encourage the American people to display the flag and hold appropriate ceremonies as a public expression of our Nation’s gratitude and respect for our Gold Star Mothers and Families.”

09/21/2021

The Next Marine Corps League Meeting is on October 30th at 09:00.

If anyone wants to donate to our food basket program this is what we need
09/18/2021

If anyone wants to donate to our food basket program this is what we need

If anyone wants to donate to our food basket program this is what we need

09/09/2021

We are having a meeting at 1000 on 9/11 and a flag retirement at 1300 on 9/11

At least 11 Marines and 1 Corpsman have been killed at the airport in Kabul Afghanistan today.... RIP Hero’s
08/26/2021

At least 11 Marines and 1 Corpsman have been killed at the airport in Kabul Afghanistan today.... RIP Hero’s

At least 11 Marines and 1 Corpsman have been killed at the airport in Kabul Afghanistan today.... RIP Hero’s

Photos from The Marine Corps League's post
08/14/2021

Photos from The Marine Corps League's post

08/09/2021

9 August 1942 -- Guadalcanal

The decision by the Navy to remove all transports and cargo vessels around Guadalcanal on 9 August 1942, left the Marines perilously short supplied. Marines subsisted on two meals a day to stretch out their meager stock. Guadalcanal would become known as "Starvation Island."

📸Ration tin carried by U.S. Marine Harry Horsman on Guadalcanal.

Any guesses on what is in this ration tin?

Find out more about the Battle of Guadalcanal in our WWII Gallery: 🔗http://www.usmcmuseum.com/wwii.html

#semperfi #history #historia #usmcmuseum

06/19/2021

Meeting tomorrow at 0900

Corpsman Up! Happy 123rd Birthday U.S. Navy Hospital Corps or “Doc”!On June 17, 1898, President William McKinley formall...
06/17/2021

Corpsman Up! Happy 123rd Birthday U.S. Navy Hospital Corps or “Doc”!

On June 17, 1898, President William McKinley formally approved the establishment of the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps. Since then, Navy Hospital Corpsmen have continued the tradition of caring for Marines and Sailors in our military hospitals, onboard ships, and on battlefields around the world.

Semper Fi “Devil Doc”!

Corpsman Up! Happy 123rd Birthday U.S. Navy Hospital Corps or “Doc”!

On June 17, 1898, President William McKinley formally approved the establishment of the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps. Since then, Navy Hospital Corpsmen have continued the tradition of caring for Marines and Sailors in our military hospitals, onboard ships, and on battlefields around the world.

Semper Fi “Devil Doc”!

06/07/2021

There will be a meeting this Saturday at 09:00 we will be retiring flags and some work around the building.

Never Forget!
05/31/2021

Never Forget!

Never Forget!

The rifle is affixed with a bayonet and inverted, signifying that the Marine went down fighting. The boots signify the M...
05/28/2021

The rifle is affixed with a bayonet and inverted, signifying that the Marine went down fighting. The boots signify the Marine’s last march onto the battlefield. Dog tags are imprinted with the Marine’s name and hung from the rifle so their identity will never be forgotten. The helmet is placed atop the rifle representing what the Marine stood for and signifying that their battle is now over.

The rifle is affixed with a bayonet and inverted, signifying that the Marine went down fighting. The boots signify the Marine’s last march onto the battlefield. Dog tags are imprinted with the Marine’s name and hung from the rifle so their identity will never be forgotten. The helmet is placed atop the rifle representing what the Marine stood for and signifying that their battle is now over.

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