The mission of the Marine Corps League is to promote the interests and to preserve the traditions of the United States Marine Corps; strengthen the fraternity of Marines and their families; serve Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains who wear or who have worn the Eagle, Globe and Anchor; and foster the ideals of Americanism and patriotic volunteerism.
A little about the Oak Ridge Detachment:
- We provide military funeral honors to deceased veterans and their families in our local area.
- We work to collect toys for children in our area, through the Toys for Tots program.
- We partner heavily with DJ Bobby C's numerous fundraisers each year. This includes his Thanksgiving dinner giveaways, Christmas dinners giveaways, and Franklin County Triad Ham giveaways, all to families in need.
- We hold a monthly breakfast at the Greenfield Moose lodge at 20 School Street in Greenfield. This takes place on the fourth sunday of every Month from 7 am to 11 am. It begins in September and ends after June.
- We cook full Chicken BBQ dinners in July and ends after the August BBQ. These BBQ's are currently held in Cushman Park in Bernardston Massachusetts.
- The Oak Ridge Detachment relies heavily on fundraising and donations made, in order for us to give back to the community as we are a non profit organization.
The Marine Corps League as a whole provides funeral honors support to over 10,000 funerals per year. This support allows the Marine Corps (Active and Reserve) to focus more of their resources on mission preparation.