New monument honoring first black U.S. Marines is unveiled at Camp Lejeune

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C — More than 1,000 people gathered here Friday morning to honor the first African-Americans admitted to a still-segregated Marine Corps during World War II. The first phase of the National Montford Point Marine Memorial was unveiled about 75 years after the first black Marines began training here to fight for their country. The crowd included dozens of original Montford Point Marines, many of whom donned Congressional Gold Medals — the highest civilian award bestowed by Congress, which were awarded in 2012. Read more [...]

Stand Down For Women Veterans October 26 2013

National Women Veterans United Montford Point Marine Association SAVE THE DATE & DONATE! Contact: (312) 458-9130 - To donate, volunteer, participate as a resource vendor or register as a veteran. Pre- Veteran’s Day Stand Down For Women Veterans Saturday, October 26, 2013 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Event Location: MONTFORD POINT MARINE ASSOC. 7011 S. Vincennes Ave Chicago, IL Resources, Raffles, Clothes, Food etc. FREE! FREE! NEED: New and clean gently used clothes, shoes, belts, purses, Read more [...]

Community and Resource Event September 28 2013

Montford Point Marine Association Ladies Auxiliary Chicago Chapter 2 Invites You To Join Us September 28, 10AM-2PM, for a Community and Resource Event for Veterans, Military Service Members, Community, Seniors and Children. Federal, State, County and City Services, VA Benefits Info, Food, Fun, Raffles & More.... Read more [...]