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The Ellis County Detachment 1452 of the Marine Corps League has started working with the DFW Toys for Tots program and will be collecting new and unwrapped toys through December 13th. We will be working in conjunction with the Waxahachie, Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Post 3894. Our detachment will take part in collection efforts and the VFW Post 3894 will both collect and distribute toys for kids throughout Ellis County. If you have any questions or would like to take part in this years Toys for Tots efforts please contact us at elliscountymarines@gmail.com for more information.

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The 2018 Marine Corps Birthday Ball hosted by the Ellis County Detachment 1452 was held on Saturday, 10 November, 2018 at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas. This year's Second Annual event was a huge success with nearly 170 guests in attendance as we celebrated this 243rd Birthday of the United States Marine Corps here in our hometown communities within Ellis County. Planning for the 2019 Marine Corps Ball is soon to be underway and we hope that you will join us as this event continues to grow.

MEEtings of the detachment

The detachment meets monthly in order to comply with federal regulations concerning nonprofit corporations, to take care of business that furthers the mission of the detachment and the League in the County, as well as for the members to be able to spend time together in camaraderie and fellowship.

The monthly membership meeting is held the last Thursday of every month at 1930 (7:30 pm) at the Refiners Fire Ministries International (RFMI) Church in Ennis, Texas. All potential members are encouraged to attend so as to receive more information and join the detachment. 

A monthly Officer's meeting is held the third Monday of every month at 1900 (7:00 pm) at the RFMI Church in Ennis, Texas. This meeting is a requirement for Officers; however, all members are welcome at any meeting of the detachment.

The address for the RFMI Church for all of the above meetings is 1611 W. Ennis Avenue Ennis, Texas 75119.

The Detachment's primary business (on the ground level) is done by committee. There are various committee's established by the Board of Trustees. Any Board of Trustees committee must be made up of primarily Trustees. There are several other committees that need volunteers. The location for these committee meetings is set by the Chairman.

Eagle scouts of america

The Marine Corps League supports the Boy Scouts of America as they promote traditional family values to America’s youth. The Eagle Scout Award Program is in place to recognize the achievements of our youth in attaining Scouting's highest award.

Every Scout who reaches the rank of Eagle Scout is presented a citizenship award. 
The Award  is usually held in conjunction with his local troop's Court of Honor ceremony. Upon request, a Marine from the local Detachment 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 by downloading and completing the application form.  

Once the form is completed, email it to the Detachment at elliscountymarines@gmail.com.

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military funeral honors

The detachment has officially held our first Military Funeral Honors in honor of a deceased Marine Corps Veteran in early August 2018.

The detachment's Honor Guard is proud to start this program that is available FREE OF CHARGE to families of Veterans who were Honorably discharged from the military or who are still serving. 

To request Military Funeral Honors please speak with the Funeral Director at the Funeral Home.

2018 MARINE CORPS Ball - a huge success!!

The United States Marine Corps' 243rd Birthday Ball was hosted by the Ellis County Detachment 1452 on Saturday, November 10, 2018, and was a huge success for the future of the Marine Corps League Detachment. This was an excellent example of the community coming to together to support a cause that supports Veterans and their families during the post-transition phase of their lives from military service. The Detachment has one Marine Corps Reservist in our ranks, which proves that we are striving to be all inclusive to every Marine in our area, regardless of what stage they are in the walk as a Marine. 

On behalf of Commandant Robert Bell, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to our County community at-large for your generosity in ensuring that we are able to carry our Vision and Mission forward into the future for the betterment of the Veterans and their families that it will benefit. 

The Ellis County Detachment 1452, Marine Corps League Inc. is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation that is tax exempt in the State of Texas and with the United States Internal Revenue Service (Group exemption code: 0955). 

3804 Lake Bardwell Drive Ennis, Texas 75119

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