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Of The MCLA:
is the Marine Corps League Auxiliary?
Corps League Auxiliary is an organization dedicated to
assisting the community, upholding the values of American institutions and
the United States Marine Corps.
is involved in various activities, such as: VA hospital and
nursing home volunteering, youth programs, civic affairs, elderly
services, scholarship programs, and community support. Our purpose:
preserve the traditions
and to promote the interests of the United States Marine Corps
maintain true allegiance
to American institutions
hold sacred the history
and memory of the men and women who have given their lives to the
perpetuate the history of
the United States Marine Corps and by fitting sets, to observe the
anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to
create a bond of
comradeship between the Auxiliary and the Marine Corps League
aid voluntarily and to
render assistance to all Marines and former Marines as well as to
their widows and orphans
help decorate the graves
of all deceased Marines whenever and wherever possible
strive for the passage of
legislation favorable to the Marine Corps League, Inc.
for Regular Membership: Women marines, former women Marines,
wives, widows, mothers, daughters, grandmothers, granddaughters, sisters,
stepmothers, step-daughters and daughters-in law of a marine or of a
former marine eligible to belong to the Marine
Corps League, Inc. (not less than 16 years of age)
for Associate Membership: If you do
not qualify for Regular Membership, you may apply for an Associate
Membership. (not less than 16 years of age)
MARINE CORPS LEAGUE AUXILIARY
8626 Lee Highway, Suite 207
Fairfax, VA. 22031-2135
Have Veterans Done for Our Country?
We, as humans, are prone to
be involved in some kind of conflict because of the reality that we have
different interests that frequently conflict with each other.
Normally, we see our interest as the best for the entire
situation. This and corruption are the main causes of war.
Generally, these interests are those of governments and some of the
individuals under that government, but many times not the entire
nation. We also have to take into consideration our allies' self
interests. This can cause individuals to be even more opposed to
the involvement in a certain war.
Our veterans have looked
beyond the many individual, political, and moral reasons to not fight in
a war and decided to risk their lives in America's behalf.
commonly, they are drafted to fight early on in their lives when they
have so much to look forward to.
The numerable sacrifices that
veterans make are commendable in their own regard, and when we look at
what the veterans have done for our nation as a whole, there is also
noble significance. We enjoy so many freedoms that would seem like
a dream to many other people across the world, and we can accredit these
freedoms to our veterans' arduous work and sacrifice. For example,
without our reputation as being one of the strongest nations
militarily-speaking, we can almost be certain that we would have lost
many more casualties in previous wars. Even worse, we could have
been taken over by a corrupt, non-democratic government and had our
freedoms that many of us take for granted taken away. This
reputation comes from our veterans' brave and persevering attitude.
There are many more small
differences that our veterans have made, but the most beneficial reasons
that I stated above are reason enough that every citizen should honor
the veterans that fought before them to indirectly help them.
From the inspired pen of:
Thought For You Today:
there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or
May the Sun always shine on your window pane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
Food For Thought:
I talk because I feel,
I want you to know how I feel,
My statements are requests,
My requests are statements,
My trivia is an invitation to be friends.
Memoriam : Kathy Wild
- Shrimp or Chicken breast
- 6 oz. boneless, skinless chicken
cut in pieces (or shrimp), wash
- 3 cups (12 oz) fresh or frozen
(broccoli, red peppers, onions, and mushrooms or any favorite
blend of vegetables)
- 1 tbsp. olive oil (light)
- 1/2 tbsp. soy sauce
- 1/2 cup cooked rice
Stir-fry shrimp (or chicken) in
olive oil. When done, set meat aside and add vegetables,
stir-frying until crisp tender. add the cooked meat to the
vegetables. Season with soy sauce. Serve over rice.
- 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp paprika
- 1/8 tsp ground pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2/3 cup (6 fl oz) dry white wine
- 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon
- 2 tsp capers
- 1 tsp butter
Pound or tenderize chicken breasts
to 1/4-inch thick. Lightly coat both sides with seasoned
flour. In a large non-stick skillet, heat oil over medium
heat until hot. Place half of the chicken in skillet and
cook 2 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Remove
cooked chicken and cover to keep warm.
Add wine and lemon juice to pan;
bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve any browned bits. Cook
and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Remove from heat; stir in capers and butter. Spoon sauce
over chicken. Serve with rice. 2 servings.
Badger MCLA Members:
paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but
shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend
more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger
houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We
have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment,
more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend
too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up
too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TO too much, and pray
too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our
values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but
not a life. We've added years to life not life to years.
We've been all the way to the Moon and back, but have trouble crossing
the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but
not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better
things. We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.
We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more,
but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've
learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold
more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate
less and less.
are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small
character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the
days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken
homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers,
throwaway morality, on night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that
do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when
there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.
A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you
can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.
Remember, spend some time with your loved
ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember,
say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that
little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember, to
give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only
treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.
Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved
ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend
hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. Remember to hold hands
and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there
again. Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to
share the precious thoughts in your mind.
Life is not measured by the number of
breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.