L/CPL Robert J. Slattery, Marine Corps League Det #206, NEWSLETTER, Jul 2017 - #2
Flag placement at veterans grave sites

On Saturday, May 27th, the Slattery Detachment members met at the American Legion before going to the Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery on Ridgedale Avenue in East Hanover. There we placed flags in our deceased veterans graves.

We had 17 volunteers with us placing flags, including Ben Tucker and his family. Nice to see him... There was an unknown woman who joined us and has several family members who are Marines. She joined us after we finished placing the flags and accompanied us to a few of the 4 locations we typically visit (Chris Cosgrove, Chris's Grandfather, Col. O'Hagan & Chris's Memorial area - bench/flag).

She was there with her son who is a cub scout and later rejoined us back at the American Legion where we had hot dogs, beer, soda and chips.

Commandant Bill Freeman expresses his sincere gratitude, and thanks to you and to your families for their support and participation making sure each veterans grave site had an American Flag. See this Events Photos Here: www.mclslatterydet.org/photos/yr2017/flags/

Semper Fi,
Tom Miller


http://mclambassador.org Both of these go to the same website.* http://mclnewmembers.org

*This new website is in conjunction with what the Marine Corps League (MCL) represents what our mutual goals of RECRUITMENT and RETENTION. This endeavor is presented with hopes that we not only increase our numbers for the obvious reasons towards success for our programs of our beloved MCL, but also promoting a larger TEAM concept with new innovative ideas and leadership for our future. This is also an attempt to gain more active duty Marines, and those exiting the Marine Corps to civilian life after serving one enlistment or retirement.*