The Grand Strand Detachment 873 is a subsidiary unit of the Marine Corps League, a not-for-profit veterans organization chartered by Congress. It functions to provide aid and comfort to Marines, military Veterans, and the local communities through charitable and patriotic activities, and good citizenship. Among these, the Grand Strand Detachment routinely supports the military chaplaincy of our armed forces, Wreaths Across America Campaigns, local JROTC programs, and makes annual college scholarship awards to qualified students and veterans through its Art Blenk Scholarship Fund.
The Grand Strand Detachment 873 is a subsidiary unit of the Marine Corps League, a veterans not-for-profit organization chartered by Congress, and operates within the provisions of the IRS 501(c)4 with an IRS special exemption letter, It functions to provide aid and comfort to Marines, military veterans, and the local communities through its' charitable and patriotic activities, and good citizenship.
WHO WE ARE, we are the largest detachment in South Carolina, the Grand Strand Detachment meets ten times per year on the second Tuesday of the Month, excluding August and December. Meetings are held at VFW Post 10420, 4369 US 17 Business, Murrels Inlet, 29576. Meetings begin promptly at 1830 (6:30 PM) and generally are 75 - 90 minutes in length.
Membership is open to all honorably discharged Marines, FMF Corpsman and FMF Navy Chaplains. Proof of honorable service must be provided through a DD214 or Discharger Certificate. Dues are payable yearly (new member dues are $37.00) or through a life Membership (Varies with age).
We also have associate members who have served in other branches of military, or who were never part of the military, who wants to be involved in the league. We welcome participation by anyone who is willing to assist in our patriotic and charitable projects. As a member, you are needed in both assisting and managing our charitable efforts and fund raising, such as Toys for Tots and the Art Blenk scholarships for Marines and their families.
"The Eagle Globe and Anchor emblem and the name
Marine Corps ® are registered trademarks of the USMC. The Marine Corps League and its subordinate organizations support the USMC and its Veterans, however it is not officially connected to or endorsed by the USMC, and the name emblem are used with permission".
That the purposes of this corporation shall be: (a) to preserve the traditions and to promote the interests of the United States Marine Corps; (b) to band those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service together in fellowship that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy; (c) to fit its members for the duties of citizenship and to encourage them to serve as ably as citizens as they have served the Nation under arms; (d) to hold sacred the history and the memory of the men who have given their lives to the Nation; (e) to foster love for the principles which they have supported by blood and valor since the founding of the Republic; (f) to maintain true allegiance to American institutions; (g) to create a bond of comradeship between those in the service and those who have returned to civil life; (h) to aid voluntarily and to render assistance to all Marines and former Marines as well as to their widows and orphans; (i) to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of peculiar interest to Marines.