The DuPage County Detachment of the Marine Corps League was chartered in 1977. We are one of the largest Detachments in the State of Illinois and invite active and honorably discharged Marines and FMF Corpsman to join in making our Detachment the finest in the country.
Our fund-raising activities and membership dues provide the monetary means by which we accomplish the service and social missions of our detachment.
As the DuPage County Marines, we have many service and social activities throughout the year. Visits to Hines V.A. Hospital include a special Christmas visit with gifts of clothing and comfort items which are not supplied by the hospital. We hold an annual Valentine’s Day party for veterans and other residents at the DuPage County Convalescent Center. Our members participate in the Christmas “Toys for Tots” program by picking up and delivering thousands of toys each year for children in DuPage County communities. Our award winning color guard and parade detail participate in numerous parades, memorial services, flag raising ceremonies and burial details during the year.
Each year our scholarship committee awards scholarships to our members who are attending school or their family members. Our Detachment has an annual family picnic for members, their families and friends of the Detachment. An annual highlight is attendance at a Marine Corps Ball to celebrate the November 10th birthday of our Corps.