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 the appropriate way to pay our respects when someone passes.
When a donation is sent to the Marine Corps League Foundation, a certificate embossed with the gold Marine Corps Emblem and gold and red Marine Corp League seal can be requested for presentation to the family. Upon your direction, 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 their name on the certificate.
The certificate provides a lasting tribute for the family to keep whereas flowers are gone and forgotten in days. The other side of this winning idea is the support it provides to the League scholarship and youth programs.
The Foundation is honored to present the Marine Corps Legacy Honor Urns. This program is in support of Windsor Marine Detachment 904 in Denver Colorado. In deciding your Marine's final wishes many marines chose one of these urns. All purchases through this website will benefit the Marine Corps League Foundation with proceeds from the sale of these products.
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 be recognized and show your respect.
Please help your Marine Corps League scholarship and youth programs by considering this alternative in the future. It would be appropriate to honor any Veteran in this manner.