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MARINE CORPS LEAGUE

HUNTERDON COUNTY BULLDOGS

About the League

Members of the Marine Corps League join in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving traditions. Promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service. Effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy.  Voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen, Chaplains, and former Marines, FMF Corpsmen, Chaplains, and their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.​

RECENT HAPPENINGS

Toys for Tots Season is Here!

Toys for Tots Season is Here!

Toys for Tots kicked off on October 1st! This year’s Toys for Toys collections will run from October 1 until December 15. The Hunterdon County Bulldogs will be collecting new unwrapped toys at the Walmart in Flemington on the following dates and times starting on...

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Joint Marine Corps League Birthday Celebration

Joint Marine Corps League Birthday Celebration

Spruce Run Memorial VFW Post 5119 and the Hunterdon County Bulldogs Marine Corps League Detachment #927 Invites you and your guests to the United States Marine Corps 245th Birthday Celebration! The event will be held on November 10th, from 1600 to 2200 at the Spruce...

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On Thursday, November 19th, 2020, we were honored to be a part of a tree planting ceremony in memory of member John Van Nuys presented by the Hunterdon County Soil Conservation District.

The Hunterdon County Soil Conservation District planted a Dawn Redwood tree to honor John’s 50 year’s of service (1970-2020) as a Chairman to the Conservation District.

View the article to read more and see the photo gallery from this event.

www.hcmcl.org/news/tree-planting-ceremony-in-memory-of-john-van-nuys-11-19-20/
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ATTENTION MEMBERS:
On Thursday, November 19th at 3pm, the Hunterdon County Soil Conservation District is planting a tree in memory of John Van Nuys at Blackwell Park. Blackwell Park is located on the corner of Everitts Road and Lavada Lane, less than a half a mile from Copper Hill School. Please join us at the ceremony to honor John. Please wear your cover and dress for the weather.
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Jr Past Commandant of the Hunterdon County Bulldogs Marine Corps League and Department of NJ Marine Corps League Judge Advocate Christopher Soldano was honored to be the guest of honor at this year's virtual Hunterdon County Veteran's Day Ceremony honoring 57 local veterans. Click the link below to view the ceremony!Veterans Honored By Hunterdon Officials In Virtual Ceremony On Veterans Day

Fifty seven Hunterdon County Veterans who received the County’s recognition medal this year, including an Air Force fighter pilot originally from the County who spent nearly six years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, were honored by the County’s elected officials in a ceremony on Veterans Day, November 11th, livestreamed from the Historic Courthouse through Facebook and the County’s website, while the Courthouse bell tolled honoring those who have served the nation.

The County’s first ever virtual Veterans Medal ceremony was necessitated by postponement of the Hunterdon 4H Fair where the medal ceremony usually takes place. Instead, medals were distributed individually to Veterans on their doorstep, over the course of the fall, to protect their health.

Both Freeholder Board Director Shaun C. Van Doren and Deputy Director Sue Soloway participated in distributing medals to the Veterans’ homes and in the ceremony program.

Soloway, the Board’s Veterans Liaison, stated while presenting the service record of some of the Veterans, “We believe that it is most fitting for the rescheduled ceremony to be on Veteran’s Day. I had the great honor to meet some of these Veterans when I joined the County’s Veterans Service Office Rich Booth in the distribution of the medals to their door step.”

Master of Ceremonies Dan Torrone gave special recognition to the large contingent of Vietnam Veterans who were part of the 2020 medal class, stating, “To our Vietnam Veterans, if you haven’t been told before and even if you have, on behalf of Hunterdon County’s elected officials, the people of Hunterdon County, and me, thank you and welcome home.”

Chris Soldano of Raritan Township, a Marine who served three tours in combat in Iraq and is presently the State Judge Advocate for the Marine Corps League, served as special guest speaker for the event. Soldano noted, “I am proud to have served and proud to continue to serve. I experienced a bond with fellow Marines that after retiring I missed. Helping Veterans while serving with the Marine Corps League provides me with that same camaraderie and
connection.”
Freeholder John E. Lanza presented a special tribute to Colonel Joseph Milligan, who is originally from Union Township, an Air Force fighter pilot who flew 113 missions in Vietnam and was imprisoned for five years and nine months as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam.

Lanza read from Colonel Milligan’s Silver Star citation, “ignoring international agreements on treatment of prisoners of war, the enemy resorted to mental and physical cruelties to obtain information, confessions, and propaganda. Colonel Milligan resisted their demands in a manner which reflected his devotion to duty and great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.”

Lanza said, “His amazing and heroic service record is far too long to extoll during these proceedings. Colonel Milligan is the classic definition of American exceptionalism.”

County Clerk Mary Melfi, Sheriff Fred Brown, Acting Prosecutor Michael Williams joined the Freeholders in presenting biographical sketches of the honorees, as photos of the Veterans being presented with their county medals at their homes, and from the time in service, were flashed on the screen.

The bell at the Historic Courthouse in Flemington was tolled in honor of Veterans, a tradition begun in 2018 commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. As a further commemoration of Veterans, during the evening hours the Courthouse was lit up with red, white and blue lighting.

Dan Torrone closed the ceremony, noting, “We look forward to bringing this Veterans Recognition Program back to an in person event next August at the Hunterdon County 4H and Agricultural Fair.”

YOU CAN VIEW THE CEREMONY HERE: www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=764974901034882&ref=watch_permalink
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Jr Past Commandant of the Hunterdon County Bulldogs Marine Corps League and Department of NJ Marine Corps League Judge Advocate Christopher Soldano was honored to be the guest of honor at this years virtual Hunterdon County Veterans Day Ceremony honoring 57 local veterans. Click the link below to view the ceremony!

REMINDER! Our Detachment meeting is tonight at 7:30pm at the Clinton Firehouse. Come early and enjoy pizza for dinner! We hope to see you there! ...

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Upcoming Events

Nov 2020

Toys for Tots Collection at Flemington Walmart – Friday, November 27th, 2020 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Toys for Tots Collection at Flemington Walmart – Saturday, November 28th, 2020 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Toys for Tots Collection at Flemington Walmart – Sunday, November 29th, 2020 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dec 2020

Toys for Tots Collection at Flemington Walmart – Saturday, December 05th, 2020 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Toys for Tots Collection at Flemington Walmart – Sunday, December 06th, 2020 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hunterdon County Bulldogs Detachment Meeting – Wednesday, December 09th, 2020 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Toys for Tots Collection at Flemington Walmart – Saturday, December 12th, 2020 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Toys for Tots Collection at Flemington Walmart – Sunday, December 13th, 2020 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Feb 2021

2021 Mid-Winter Conference – Thursday, February 25th, 2021 - Saturday, February 27th, 2021 at All Day

Feb 2022

2022 Mid-Winter Conference – Thursday, February 24th, 2022 - Saturday, February 26th, 2022 at All Day

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Hunterdon County Bulldogs

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Flemington, NJ 08822