Gold Star Families Memorial

Today, Saturday the 28th of September 2019, I had the privilege of attending the very first ever dedication of a Gold star Family Monument on a state capitol’s grounds. It was at #1 Capital Mall, Little Rock Arkansas, on the west side of the capitol building. There were many dignitaries in attendance, the most important were the 200 or more Gold Star Family Members in … Continue reading Gold Star Families Memorial

Roles and Responsibilities of Marine Corps League and Marine For Life Liaisons

WATCH VIDEO Mark Munger, Southeast Region Network Coordinator for the Marine For Life Network, discusses the roles and responsibilities for the Marine Corps League and Marine For Life liaisons. The Marine For Life Network connects transitioning Marines and their family members to education resources, employment opportunities, and other veterans services that aid in their career and life goals outside of military service, and the Marine … Continue reading Roles and Responsibilities of Marine Corps League and Marine For Life Liaisons

2019 Southern Division Wine Challenge

It is once again time for all comers to attend another wine throw down during the 2019 Southern Division Conference. All entries must be from a winery located within Arkansas, Oklahoma, or Texas only. Judging will be in the following categories only: Merlot Pinot noir Cabernet Sauvignon Chardonnay Zinfandel Bring your favorite local wine and turn into Randy Rigg sometime prior to 6:00 pm on … Continue reading 2019 Southern Division Wine Challenge

243rd Marine Corps Birthday Messages

On November 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress resolved to raise two battalions of “American Marines.” Congress commissioned 31-year-old Samuel Nicholas, a well-known Philadelphian, as captain of the fledgling force of Continental Marines. Nicholas raised two battalions of Marines and began the long, illustrious history of the United States Marine Corps. On November 1, 1921, General John A. Lejeune issued Marine Corps Order No. 47, Series … Continue reading 243rd Marine Corps Birthday Messages

Bella Vista Patriot Parade

Marines from Detachment 854, of Bela Vista Arkansas ride on the MCL Food Trailer during the annual (4th of July) Patriots Parade. It’s meant to honor current and past military personnel to celebrate our Independence Day. The Patriots Parade honors all veterans who have served and fought for freedom, and celebrates the nation’s 241st birthday. Our Veterans were honored after the parade ended. Continue reading Bella Vista Patriot Parade