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Upcoming Events

  Flag Raising
WHEN: 1100 September, 15, 2018
WHERE: The former Harriet Tubman School in Columbia, 8045 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia, Maryland
CONTACT: Bill Swain
Four Marines are needed to help with the flag raising. This school was the last operating segregated school in the Howard County Public School System, operating from 1949 to 1965. September 15th is the anniversary of the 14th amendment.
The Fourteenth Amendment (Amendment XIV) to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868, as one of the Reconstruction Amendments. The amendment addresses citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws and was proposed in response to issues related to former slaves following the American Civil War.
- from Wikipedia
  Third Annual American Legion Post 156 Flea Market Extravaganza
WHEN: 0900-1530, September, 15, 2018
WHERE: Howard County Medical Pavilion (parking lot), 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21044
CONTACT: Marlin Benton:
Due to conflicts with the Harriet Tubman flag raising, the detachment will not be participating in this event. But please help spread the word. This is sponsored by the American Legion, Adams, Hanna, Moore Memorial Post 156. Time to clean out your garage, attic, and basement. HarborQue BBQ will be the food vendor. See flyer for more information.
WHEN: 1500, Saturday, October 6, 2018
WHERE: Yingling-Ridgely Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Auxiliary Post 7472, 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043.
This is sponsored by the VFW. Mission BBQ will be providing the food, post canteen handles the beer and soda. Tickets available at the canteen. $5 for veterans and $10 for guests.
  Department of Maryland Meeting
WHEN: October 27, 2018
WHERE: VFW Post 160, 2597 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061.
Hosted by the Anne Arundel County Detachment 1049.
  Veterans Day Parade
WHEN: 0930, Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, 2018
WHERE: Starting near the Columbia Mall and ending at the recently dedicated monument site by the Lakefront.
Total distance will be just under one mile.
  Department of Maryland Meeting
WHEN: February 9, 2019
WHERE: Yingling-Ridgely Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Auxiliary Post 7472, 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043.
The different detachments throughout the state host the department meeting. This month is our turn. Please show up and show the department just how much spirit and cameraderie our detachment has.

Ongoing Events

  Seeking Veteran School Presenters (VSPs)
WHEN: Ongoing, starting November 10, 2017
WHERE: Howard County schools
The Veterans in School Resource Committee (VSRC) of the Howard County Commission for Veterans and Military Families has developed a standard format presentation, that when followed, will provide high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools students a concise yet consistent, message about Veterans, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, flag etiquette and more.
Our opening (pilot) presentation is scheduled for November 10, 2017 at Howard High School. In order to meet this and follow on school requests, as we move forward with this program, the VSRC is compiling a list of active volunteer Veterans who are qualified to serve as presenters. The presentations are designed to be 30-45 minutes in duration, given on the school property. Volunteers must be articulate, have good voice projection, exhibit military bearing and appearance, preferably have some public speaking experience and be willing to adhere to the attached agenda/program outline.
Anyone interested in becoming a qualified Veteran School Presenter (VSP) please contact Ed Hall.
  Rose Giveaway Fundraisers
WHEN: Various times throughout the year, but especially on patriotic holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Armed Forces Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day
WHERE: Favorite locations include in front of Lowe's, Home Depot, WalMart, Wegmans, and Giant.
CONTACT: Gordon MacPhee
Passing out Marine Corps League roses to increase awareness about our detachment.
In 1778, during the War of Independence, the Marine Corps Rose was dedicated to those Marines who made the Ultimate Sacrifice for their country. This tradition was continued by the French during World War One when the Marines attacked the Germans in the trenches at Belleau Wood, Roses were planted by the grateful French people at the graves of the Fallen Marines. When and where ever you see Leaguers or Young Marines distributing these remembrances take and wear one proudly.
- from Marine Corps League - Department of Arkansas - Marine Roses
  Savage Fest Fundraiser
WHEN: First Saturday in June
WHERE: Baldwin Common and Carroll Baldwin Hall, 9035 Baltimore Street, Savage, Maryland 20763
Savage Fest is a small town festival, rooted in the tradition of Savage Days, a community celebration held since the 1920s. The detachment will set out a table to
    raise money by selling food or giving away Marine Corps League roses
    recruit new members
    inform the public about the mission of the League and SSgt Karl G. Taylor, Sr.
In years past, this has been our biggest fundraiser for the year so we need all hands on deck to make this work! Volunteers are very much needed both for preparation and on the day of to make this a successful event.
  Department of Pennsylvania Pistol Match
WHEN: Early weekend in June
WHERE: Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania
CONTACT: Danny Rotondo
  River Hill Independence Day Parade
WHEN: Independence Day
  American Legion Post 156 Flea Market Extravaganza
WHEN: Third Saturday in September
WHERE: Howard County Hospital parking lot
Our detachment will tenatively sell food and flea market items. Time to clean out your garage, attic, and basement.
WHEN: Sometime in October
WHERE: To be determined
Build cameraderie with your fellow Marines.
  Marine Corps Birthday and Veterans Day Gala
WHEN: On or near the Marine Corps Birthday (November 10)
WHERE: Large room of the Yingling-Ridgely Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Auxiliary Post 7472, 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043.
CONTACT: Gordon MacPhee
This will be our annual celebration of both the Marine Corps Birthday and Veterans Day.
  Veterans Day Parade
WHEN: Veterans Day
WHERE: Historic Ellicott City, Maryland
CONTACT: Daniel Paulin, our detachment representative
This is a Joint Military Council event.
  Toys-for-Tots Participation
WHEN: After Thanksgiving on weekends to sometime in mid-December
WHERE: Toys-R-Us at 6100 Dobbin Road, Columbia, Maryland 21045.
CONTACT: To be determined
Come out and support the Marine Reserve for this worthy cause. Volunteers are asked to work 4 hour shifts from 0900 to 1300 or 1300 to 1700.

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