National Security Program
This program includes the following elements:
*Supporting our military
*Being prepared for civil emergencies
*Supporting ROTC & JROTC
*Promoting, planning and attending Awareness Assemblies
Individual members, as well as Units and Departments
supply ideas, funds and volunteer hours.
Military Support includes:
Blue Star Service Banners
Created in 1917 and a common sight during WWI and WWII.
The banner is displayed to show that a family member
or employee is currently serving in the Armed Forces.
Gold Star Service Banners
Displayed to show that the service member has died while serving.
This stands for United Service Organizations.
This idea was conceived in 1941 in response to a request
from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that private organizations
handle the on-leave recreation of service members.
Operation USO Care Package provides an assortment of toiletries,
phone cards, cameras, etc with personal greetings from the donors
to those who are deployed and to those who pass through
the centers on their way to serve.
This is an opportunity to knit or crochet slippers or headbands
for the persons serving in our Armed Forces outside of the USA.
Education of our members and the Public on the plight of the missing.
Fly the Flag on Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day,
National POW/MIA Recognition Day and Veterans Day.
Established by two Marine mothers with the purpose of providing quilts for the
next of kin of Marines lost overseas in Operation Iraqi Freedom. They now
include and serve all branches of the Armed Forces.