|The Foundation would like to take this opportunity to make a suggestion for all Leaguers
and Detachments to consider when deciding the best way to honor a departed
friend, member, Marine or any departed acquaintance. This solution
provides a win - win answer to the question of what is an appropriate way
to pay our respects when someone passes away.
When a donation is sent to the Marine Corps League Foundation, a certificate embossed with a gold Marine Corps Emblem and a gold and red Marine Corps League seal can be requested for presentation to the family. At your option the certificate can be returned to the donor for presentation or it can be sent to the family directly if an address is provided. The certificate acknowledges a donation made to the Foundation in memory of the deceased and includes the name on the certificate. This certificate provides a lasting tribute for the family to keep whereas flowers are gone and forgotten within days. The other side of this winning idea is the support it provides to the League scholarship and youth programs.
Many Detachments and Departments have adopted a policy of automatically sending a donation when they lose a member. This certificate can be provided based on individual or unit donations and can be used to honor not only Marines but Auxiliary members and any others you wish to recognize and show your respect.
Please help your Marine Corps League scholarship and youth programs by considering this alternative in the future. Some Departments have elected to donate in memory of Marines from their state that have been killed in Iraq. It would not be inappropriate to honor any Veteran in this manner. If you have any questions please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also print this form and mail in the completed form with your donation.
If you wish to have some certificates on hand to present during the Fallen Marine or other such memorial service, blank certificates can be ordered from the foundation. Please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org