Incorporated by an act of Congress in 1937, the Marine Corps League
perpetuates the traditions and spirit of ALL Marines and Navy FMF
Corpsmen, who proudly wear or who have worn the eagle, globe and
anchor of the Corps. It takes great pride in crediting its founding in
1923 to World War I Hero, then Major General Commandant John A.
Lejeune. It takes equal pride in its Federal Charter, approved by An
Act of the Seventy-Fifth Congress of the United States of America and
signed and approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4,
1937. Since its earliest days, the Marine Corps League has enjoyed the
support and encouragement of the Active Duty and Reserve establishments
of the U.S. Marine Corps. Today, the League boasts a membership of over
60,000 and is one of the few Veterans Organizations that experience increases in
its membership each year.