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.
When a donation is sent to the Marine Corps League Foundation, a certificate embossed with the gold Marine Corps Emblem and a gold and red Marine Corps 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 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. It would be appropriate to honor any Veteran in this manner.
Complete this form and mail to: Marine Corps League Foundation, 2904 Cross Creek Drive, Cumming, GA 30040-6307