Marine Veteran Community Continues to Serve Marines, Veterans and America

McLemore Marine Corps League Celebrates 247th Marine Corps Birthday and Veterans Day

Media Contact: Andy Valadez, McLemore Marines (Marine Corps League) PR Officer
Direct: 713.560.3348


Houston, Texas (November 10, 2022) – Marine veterans in the greater Houston area continue their mission to serve their country by working hard at their place of employment, starting businesses, and volunteering at churches, non-profit organizations, and/or the Marine Corps League. 

The local McLemore Detachment #324 Marine Corps League is the oldest detachment in the nation is comprised of members who are on call for various ceremonies, burial honors, visiting Marines at the Veterans Hospital on the United States Marine Corps Birthday and other special occasions, camaraderie, parades, encouraging new recruits at “poolee” functions, and more. They are known for their red covers, red polos, or red sports jackets.

They meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month at Big Horn BBQ (owned by a Marine) in Pearland, Texas at 6pm for fellowship and detachment business.

“Our Marine members represent the best-of-the-best within the Marine community.  They are servant-leaders, elite warriors, humble in their achievements, and dependable in their commitment to serve each other, their families and friends, and our city.  We want to say ‘Happy 247th Birthday!’ to the Marines everywhere,” says David Rodriguez, Commandant of the detachment.

Recent radio commercial running on KSEV Radio (largest private radio station in the greater Houston market):

“I have never realized what love was until earning the title of United States Marine. I wish to express a sincere ‘Welcome Home’, for my fellow Vietnam Veterans. Semper Fi!”, said Former Texas State Commandant of the Marine Corps League Charles Ynman.

247th Marine Corps Birthday Message (Marines):

Mission of the Marine Corps League:

The mission of the Marine Corps League is to promote the interest and to preserve traditions of the United States Marine Corps; strengthen the fraternity of Marines and their families; serve Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains who wear or who have worn the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor; and foster the ideals of Americanism and patriotic volunteerism.


The vision of the McLemore Detachment is to embrace the ideals of the Marine Corps League and focus on our members, our community and improving our purpose to serve. Simply put, Marines helping Marines. Our reach and impact increases with every new member and every supportive donor. The comradery and common connection to the Marine Corps ensures our purpose and success.

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