Welcome to the Detachment 1093 website!
Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, bringing together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service and those who also served honorably in any other branch of American military service. Our goal is to promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy by voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen, their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps through appropriate acts including observing the anniversaries of certain occasions of particular significance to Marines.
Honorably discharged veterans from other branches of US service are invited to join our Detachment as ASSOCIATE members.
Union Colony Marines Detachment 1093 meets every third Saturday of each month.
We enjoy an SOS breakfast starting at 0800. Our meeting place is the Evans VFW located at 3501 State Street, Evans, CO. All Marines are invited.
The Marine corps league is the outgrowth of Marine clubs established by Marines returning to the U.S. from the trenches of France in 1918. As those clubs grew in size and number, they became more active in the pursuit of objectives of interest to their members and in support of the Corps.
In November 1923, Major General John A. Lejeune, then the Commandant of the Marine Corps, convened the first conference of Marines in support of the Corps. It was apparent that there was a need for a formal organization. Plans were drawn and a petition was sent to Congress to grant a Congressional Charter to the League. A charter was granted on 3 August 1937, by public law #243, passed by the 74th Congress, USA.
Benefits of joining the Marine Corps League
- Association with Marines from all eras and various units
- Opportunity to contribute and support Detachment programs
- Opportunity to work with Marines to achieve worthwhile objectives
- Opportunity to support Marines and their families
- Opportunity to be part of an "Honor Guard" honoring fallen marines locally or all fallen service men and women at Fort Logan
- The reward of personal and Detachment accomplishment and achievement