We received our Charter from the Marine Corps League on November 10, 2001. We are
very proud to be a part of the Marine Corps League and our association with the United
States Marine Corps is very evident to all.
We meet every 4th Wednesday of the month at VFW Post 1114, 110 N. Wabash Avenue,
Evansville, IN at 1900. River Cities Detachment is currently looking for a new detachment
home that we can call our own.
ONCE A MARINE, ALWAYS A MARINE
Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America
- “Semper Fidelis”
—“Always faithful,” the motto of the Corps adopted in 1883.
- First to fight.
—USMC slogan used in WW I by Maj A.S. McLemore
- “Teufelhunde!” (Devil dogs)
—German soldiers referring to U.S. Marines in WW I
- Once a Marine, always a Marine.
—MSgt Paul Woyshner, a 40-year Marine
- “Fortitudine” (With fortitude)
—The first motto of the Corps antedating the War of 1812.
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. This is accomplished by banding together those who are now serving
in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from
that service; aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines and former Marines and
to their widows and orphans, and by perpetuating the history of the United States
Marine Corps through fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions
of particular interest to Marines.
Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don't have that problem.