A MESSAGE FROM COMMANDANT LAMONT
HURRICANE MICHAEL RELIEF
I am sure that everyone knows of the devastating impact in the Panhandle from Hurricane Michael. One of our Detachments the Pops Sumner Detachment 65 in Panama City is probably the most severely impacted. As of today 18 October, we have not been able to establish communications with any of the officers or more than 100 members of the Detachment. D-1 DVC Jugenheimer has made numerous calls, attempted a visit, and will be continuing his efforts to establish contact and determine the needs of the Detachment and the members. We anticipate that the assistance needed will be greater than that needed following Irma.
The Department has a Disaster Relief Fund to provide some assistance to our members victimized by events such as Hurricane Michael. The balance in the fund is no where near the anticipated need. A donation has been received from the MCL Department of South Carolina. I have had phone calls from other MCL Departments asking what the needs are and offering assistance. I expect that most will send a donation for the fund.
Please consider making a donation to the fund that will be used to assist your fellow members of the Department of Florida Marine Corps League. I intend to visit the area soon and to vet all requests in order to ensure donations are properly used to assist members in their recovery. Donations may be made payable to the Department of Florida Disaster Relief and mailed to me at 3048 Longford Ln, Brooksville, FL 34601 or to Paymaster Janis Beal at 1667 Allen Ridge N, Palm Harbor, FL 34683.
Please share this message with every Detachment, Pound, and Auxiliary Unit in Florida and each of their respective members. Any questions may be directed to me or other Department staff.
Thank you and please keep all in your thoughts and prayers.
George LaMont, Commandant
Department of Florida Marine Corps League
3048 Longford Ln.
Brooksville, FL 34601
Ask Me What I Was
I’ll reply with what I’ve done.
Those things others would not do, I did;
Those rivers others would not swim, I swam;
Those hills others would not climb, I conquered;
Those bridges others would not cross, I crossed;
I have celebrated. I have mourned.
I have smiled and I have frowned.
I have seen death and felt its warm breath. It did not faze me.
For I was different. I was a warrior.
You ask me what I was? It was my destiny.
Until my last breath,
To be a United States Marine.
And my spirit will live forever.
For I was and shall forever be a
“United States Marine”
Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines and former Marines and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.