The L/Cpl VanGyzen detachment will host this years Marine Corps Birthday on Sunday, November 11th (Veterans Day) at Magoni’s Restaurant, 685 Riverside Ave, Somerset Ma. Cocktail hour will be from 1800-1900 with dinner being served at 1900. The meal will consist of your choice of beef, chicken, or fish. Tickets will be $30.00 per ticket.
First to Fight A trip to the movies in 1934 included two features, a newsreel, a cartoon, and, in many cases a promotional gift — all for about 35 cents. (from AMVETS 1996 calendar) 1 October 1880: John Philip Sousa was named leader of the Marine Band. 1 October 1945: The 1st Battalion,
On October 20th at 10 AM on Church Green in Taunton, MA we will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Taunton Vietnam Fountain. A devoted committee has been planning this celebration for many months. We are expecting a great turn out including family members of the 13 men from Taunton that gave the ultimate sacrifice for all
L/Cpl John J. VanGyzen Detachment #1285 Marine Corps League Meeting Minutes September 8, 2018 The meeting of the John J. VanGyzen Detachment was called to order by Commandant Bruce Aldrich at 10:00 hours. 24 members were present. The colors were posted, the pledge of allegiance and opening prayer. Roll call of officers: Present – Commandant,
Attached is a flyer for our Christmas wreath fundraiser (they are also selling fall decorations). Cape Cod Cares for the Troops needs your help this Christmas season. Due to bad weather at a couple of our events this year we are short monetary donations that are used to fund our Annual Christmas event at Fort
Saturday, October 6th- Buzzards Bay Recreation Area. We will be honoring SSGT Stephen Sprague from Yarmouth. 5 K and 10 K (walkers welcome) Registration starts at 0830, 1000 start. $25.00 with advance registration, $30.00 day of event. Register online at www.canalrun4thetroops.com.
5 miles home 5 mile race/ family fun walk Sunday, November 11, 2018 0730 Registration opens 0900 Race start Raynham Middle School 450 Titicut Rd Raynham, Ma 02767 Race $ 25.00/ Fun Walk $ 20.00 For more information or to sign up please visit www.northeastracers.com/5-miles-home/
Good Afternoon Any Marine Supporters, I just wanted to drop everyone a line and say thank you for the care packages your sending to the Detachment. I know not everyone writes back to say thanks but just know it brightens the Marine’s day out here. To all of our supporters hope all is well
L/Cpl John J. VanGyzen Detachment #1285 Marine Corps League Meeting Minutes August 4, 2018 The meeting of the John J. VanGyzen Detachment was called to order by Commandant Bruce Aldrich at 10:00 hours. 24 members were present. The colors were posted, the pledge of allegiance and opening prayer. Roll call of officers: Present – Commandant,