National Marine Corps League Auxiliary



Mid – Winter Conference 2023

Message from Our National President:


Well, here we are in November, the month we give thanks for what we have – our family, our friends, our veterans. Sometimes in today’s crazy, mixed-up world it is a little hard to be thankful, so here is a little something you can do on your own or with your family.

First you will need a clean pumpkin (size is up to you), a permanent market if a real pumpkin is not your thing, or you can print off a pumpkin from the internet.  Most of all, you will need a grateful heart.

Next, each day during the month of November, simply take a minute to write on the pumpkin one thing you are thankful for. This will be a great project to do with your grandkids. Have them text or email you each day with something they are thankful for and add their “thanks” to yours.

Finally, make your “Thankful Pumpkin” part of your Thanksgiving dinner by passing the pumpkin around the table and having everyone read one thankful item. You will be amazed by what everyone was thankful for.

I hope this little project will be fun for everyone and will make each of you find at least one thing to be thankful for each day. I know in this world we are living in today with so much destruction and heartaches it sometimes is difficult to look on the bright side, but when all is said and done, there is always something we can be thankful for.

One thing I am thankful for besides my loving family is being able to attend the Veteran’s Day ceremony in Arlington on Friday, November 11, 2022 and the Commandant’s Marine Corps Ball on Saturday, November 12, 2022.  I am looking forward to both of these events and the opportunity to represent the Marine Corps League Auxiliary.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, and please remember that when you are sharing your dinner – and hopefully your Thankful Pumpkin – with family and friends, you will also remember our servicemen and women who will not be sharing their Thanksgiving with their families this year as they are on duty protecting our freedom, and also our veterans who may be spending the day alone.


Until next time, stay safe.

Semper Fidelis

 Linda S. Chamberlain

National President


We may not have it all together, but together we have it all, and together we can make anything happen











We Are:

  • Patriotic – Preserving the traditions and promoting the interests “of the United States Marine Corps”, maintaining true allegiance to American institutions.
  • Historic Holding sacred the history and memory of the men and women who have given their lives to this Nation; perpetuating the history of the United States Marine Corps by observing the anniversaries of historical occasions of interest to the Corps.
  • FraternalCreating camaraderie between the Marine Corps League and Auxiliary; voluntarily aiding and assisting Marines and veterans as well as their families; decorating graves of deceased Marines whenever possible.
  • Educational Striving for passage of legislation favorable to the United States Marine Corps and the Marine Corps League and its personnel.
  • Eligibility
    • Regular Members Wives, Widows, Mothers, Grandmothers, Sisters, Daughters, Granddaughters, Stepmothers, Stepsisters, Daughters-in-Law, Aunts, Nieces, Mothers-in-Law, Sisters-in-Law of a (current or former) Marine or a US Navy FMF Corpsman or FMF Navy Chaplain, eligible to belong to the Marine Corps League, Inc., and Women Marines. Must be over 16 years of age.
    • Associate Members – Women not meeting the above requirements may join as associate members.  Must be over 16 years of age.

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