The Marine Corps League is a Non-Profit Veterans Organization of the United States Marines. The MCL was founded by John A. Lejeune in 1923 and the U. S. Congress granted the League a federal charter in 1937. League members feel the same comradeship as they did while they where on active duty. That sense of "belonging" is still among us Marines. The statement "Once a Marine, Always a Marine" (motto of the Marine Corps League) rings loud and clear to League members. If you are a former Marine and served a minimum of 90 days and were discharged under honorable conditions maybe you could be one of us. We are looking for a "few good men and women". The Marine Corps League is headed by an elected National Commandant, with 14 elected National Staff Officers who serve as trustees. The National Board of Trustees coordinates the efforts of 49 department, or state, entities and the activities of over 1100 community-based detachments located throughout the United States and overseas. The day-to-day operations of the League are under the control of the National Executive Director with the responsibility for the management and direction of all programs, activities, and affairs of the Marine Corps League as well as supervising the National Headquarters staff. The prime authority of the League is derived from its Congressional charter and from its annual National Convention held each August in different major U.S. cities throughout the nation. It is a not-for-profit organization within the provisions of the Internal Revenue Service Code 501(c) (4), with a special group exemption letter which allows for contributions to the Marine Corps League, its Auxiliary and subsidiary units, to be tax deductible by the donor. Most importantly, the Marine Corps League Detachments are actively involved in Community Based Programs throughout the country, including Toys-for-Tots, scholarships, volunteer service, and more. The League participates in patriotic functions such as the National Memorial Day Parade and the National 4th of July Parade in Washington as well as countless statewide and community parades around the country. We provide representation to the U.S. Congress in legislative matters affecting the United States Marine Corps, national security and veteran’s benefits through our National Legislative Committee. There are multiple Marine Corps League of Texas Detachments.