Young Marines participate in many activities to honor and serve our nation’s veterans.
One such activity is our participation in Veterans Week; the Young Marines honor the contributions and sacrifices of the men and women who served in the Armed Forces who have been vital in maintaining the freedoms and way of life enjoyed by the people of the United States.
During the week-long tribute, Young Marine units have the opportunity to design their own project that is most fitting in their local community. Projects might include sending thank you cards to hospitalized veterans, cleaning up a disabled veterans yard, visiting veterans in the hospital, orsimply setting up a community function to socialize with local veterans. In 2015, the Young Marines organization celebratesthe 15th annual Veterans Appreciation Week campaign.
In fact, members of the Young Marines celebrate America’s veterans all year long, reaching more than 30,000 men and women who have served in the armed forces. Besides participating in Veterans’ Appreciation Week for the past 13 years, many Young Marines attend the annual Navajo Code Talkers Day in Arizona. They also travel to Guam and Iwo Jima to observe the Reunion of Honor with veterans of those Pacific campaigns.