The reasons for joining the Marine Corps is unique to each Marine. Their love of family, Country, and Corps culminated with each making the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.
The rolls read clearly of honor, courage and dedication. Major Megan McClung, Capt Jennifer Harris, Sgt Jeannette Winters, Cpl Jennifer Parcell, Cpl Ramona Valdez, LCpl’s Casey Casanova, Holly Charette, Stacy Dryden and Juana Navarro Arellano. These nine Marines did indeed give all.
The Motor City Chapter of the Women Marines Association (WMA) has formed a new scholarship. The Fallen Warrior Women Marine Memorial Scholarship will honor our Marines who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. The scholarship, administered by WMA National, will begin in 2012. It is our hopes that we will be able to raise the funds needed to make sure that it is a perpetual and we will keep their memories alive. To make this happen we will need to raise $35,000. Our goal is to be able to present this scholarship at the WMA National Convention in 2012 in Philadelphia. We hope to assure that each year, as we give a scholarship, the recipient stops to realize that it is through the sacrifice of our brave young men and women they are able to lead the lives they do.
We hope that with your help to raise all of the funds needed to boost our funds to get our scholarship rolling.
One of our ongoing events is our golf outing will take place at the prestigious course located at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. This base in unique in that it houses all five branches of our military both active duty and reserve. We are hoping to have at least 200 in attendance this year.
Donations can be made out and sent to WOMEN MARINES ASSOCIATION and then mailed to:
WMA Fallen Warrior Scholarship
P.O. Box 377
Oaks, PA 19456-0377
Donations can also be made Online
WMA is a 501(c) non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible as allowable by law.
Your support is greatly appreciated.
If you golf and are in Michigan we would love to have you join us at our 3rd Annual Memorial Golf outing. It will be held at Selfridge Air National Guard base on May 14, 2011. Spots are still open. Contact us for a registration form to golf or to be one of our sponsors of this event.