America remembers her veterans this month by paying tribute to their service and sacrifice.
Every month of the year, the Marine Corps Association & Foundation recognizes the importance of inspiring today’s young leaders with the Corps’ past heroes. As members, you help keep those legacies alive with your support of the MCA&F Marine Excellence Awards Program. You fund nearly 11,000 awards each year for enlisted Marines and officers at formal schools throughout the Corps, about 97 percent of all awards distributed outside the Marine Corps awards system.
Most recently, your resources provided the newly named First Lieutenant Baldomero Lopez Honor Graduate Award for The Basic School honor graduate and the Marine Corps Director of Intelligence’s Lance Corporal James E. Swain Enlisted Marine of the Year award.
Another key MCA&F mission is to provide active-duty Marines with professional development opportunities. In recent weeks, Marines attended MCA&F-sponsored professional dinners, utilized unit libraries donated by the MCA&F and studied combat lessons at Gettysburg (Pa.) National Military Park on staff rides sponsored by MCA&F. Also, we never forget our veterans who have paved the way, and one example of remembering our Marine veterans is our continued support of the Wounded Warrior Program.
A hearty thank you to America’s veterans, today’s active-duty Marines and all MCA&F supporters.
Happy 237th Birthday, you “devil dogs”!
To learn more of MCA&F’s mission to advance and recognize Marines, visit www.mca-marines.org.