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Americanism Book

The Americanism Book is a compilation of the events and occasions of the detachment. It is submitted and judged at various levels of the Marine Corps League organization. We encourage members to submit photos from our various events. For more information contact us at amer.book@whdmcl.com


Eagle Scout Awards Program

The Marine Corps League supports the Boy Scouts of America as they promote traditional family values to America’s youth. Upon request, a West Hudson Detachment Marine will attend your next Eagle Scout Court of Honor and present a Good Citizenship Award certificate from the Marine Corps League to your new Eagle Scout. To initiate recognition by the detachment, the supporting Boy Scout Troop should submit a request to the detachment. For more information contact us at eagle.scout@whdmcl.com


Gifts for Children

The West Hudson Detachment annually conducts a campaign to raise funds and collect and distribute toys to needy children in our area. For more information or to make a donation contact us at cmdt@whdmcl.com



The West Hudson Detachment awards two scholarships annually.

The John E. Kelly Memorial Scholarship is awarded to the child or grandchild of a West Hudson Detachment member who is a graduating high school senior. The amount of the scholarship is $500.

THE BETSY McVAY SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a Kearny High School senior who is the child of a veteran. The amount of the scholarship is $500.

The Marine Corps Scholorship Foundation also has scholarships available. Click on www.mcsf.com for additional information

For more information contact the scholarship committee chairman at scholarship@whdmcl.com


VAVS (Veterans Administrator Volunteer Services)

The VAVS primary goal is to spend time at the VA Hospitals on visitation, planning and coordinating events. For more information contact us at vavs@whdmcl.com


Sunshine Club

Our "Sunshine Club" is open every Friday night and after our monthly meeting. All are invited to stop by and take part in some camaraderie and to see our extended collection of Marine Corps memorabilia. When you stop by, bring your appetite! Our Detachment cooks provide some good home cooking to all of our members each Friday Night and after our monthly meetings. Our Sunshine Club runs our annual Pig Roast which is held on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Lots of good company, chow, and drawings for all to enjoy.


United Veterans Organizations (UVO)

The UVO is comprised of the veteran’s organizations in the Town of Kearny. Their purpose is to facilitate communications between the veteran’s organizations and coordinate veteran’s activities such as parades and ceremonies. The American Legion Post 99, The Disabled American Veterans, The Military Order of the Purple Heart, The West Hudson Marine Corp League, and The Veterans of Foreign Wars all participate.



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