Members of the Marine Corps League join in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving traditions, 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 and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.
Detachment 1316 is made up of Veterans and family members who served our Country and now seek to serve our community and those in need. An updated photo will be posted here soon. However see our Leadership tab for further information.
The Marine Corps League is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization, meaning that every dollar raised by our organization goes back into the local community.
29 May 2023
Memorial Day is the day that we REMEMBER those that left home and never to return where they left. We must REMEMBER those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us and pay them homage. It is a day to REMEMBER all veterans that served and since have gone to be with the supreme Commandant.
Memorial Day has been consecrated to our departed Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen. This day truly gives us an appropriate occasion to dedicate and re-dedicate ourselves to the preservation of the fruits of their victories, and the sacred heritage that was purchased by their valor and sealed with their blood.
This day has been set aside for remembrance of our departed brothers and sisters in arms, by the grieving hearts of their families and friends. WE CANNOT FORGET! The generations to follow us cannot forget. REMEMBER! Our expressions of love and sorrow will become an expression of gratitude and an acknowledgment of an unmeasurable debt to countless of generations of Americans. REMEMBER! Glorious are our deceased veterans who died for Liberty. Blessed is those whose blood was shed for the welfare of their fellow men. Our sincerest gratitude for all veterans who served this great nation but no longer are among us. REMEMBER!
Those that are not with us now have lived, they felt the sun rising at dawn, saw the beautiful sunset glow, they loved, and they were loved. REMEMBER! Now they are at peace. It is our prayer that they may have Peace for forevermore. They are at Peace, for in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. Their memories fill our land like a benediction. REMEMBER! God is in a safe place, because the streets of Heaven are guarded by United States Marines. REMEMBER!
Semper Fidelis Marines.
Happy Holiday’s Marines, Associates, Family members and Supporters:
We are nearing the end of 2022, which has been an active and successful year for the Detachment and those we have supported. This month we will complete the 2022 Roll-Over-Raffle with our last two drawings at our Pot Luck Holiday Meeting, December 14. We will also vote on our year end donations to close out 2022. We look ahead to a successful 2023 Roll-Over-Raffle, beginning January 11, 2023!
As a Detachment, we have done a lot during 2022. We hosted both the Quarterly and State Convention in April. We were active in Rio Rancho’s Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day Programs for 2022. We showed our presence at the New Mexico State Fair, Rio Rancho's Park-N-Rec. Car Show as well as other events during the year. We supported Law Enforcement Week presenting Certificates of Appreciation to Rio Rancho Police Department and Sandoval County Sheriff's Department.
Additionally we attended several Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremonies, presenting Good Citizenship Awards to the new Eagle Scouts. If you travel 528 from Southern to Westside, you'll see some of our members Banners proudly displayed, thanks to Rio Rancho's Chamber of Commerces Hero Banner Program. These went up on Veteran’s Day and will remain on display until Memorial Day!
Recruiting was strong in 2022 adding several new Regular and Associate members. Alas we lost a few members in 2022, as well. We were there for Marine Gerald Maytea's Final Salute, saw Marine Derieux and Marine Thomas move out of state, and lost a few members due to health issues and illnesses. We will continue our Quest to Recruit new active members in 2023!
Our Marine Corps 247th Birthday Ball was outstanding with our Guest of Honor, Major Brian Cillerson (Ret) giving a true tribute to the Corps. The event was well attended by over 170 Marines, Family members and Supporters. All attendees had a great time and the Atrisco-Heritage MCJR ROTC did an amazing job on Color Guard and Ceremony! We even had some members assist at Farmington's Detachment 736 Marine Corps Ball in a pinch when half their Detachment were called to Washington
DC for a special ceremony. Hats off to Marines Lovato, Pugh, Yahnozha, and Associate Haas!
All in all we had a very good year! A year I learned from and one we can build upon. I look forward to 2023, our Board of Trustees elections and the continuation of our good works into 2023!
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Semper Fi,
LCpl Christopher Adlesperger
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LCpl. Christopher Adlesperger
P.O. Box 44304
Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87174-4304
1500 Barbara Loop Southeast, Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124, United States
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