Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps.  We band together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps with those who have been honorably discharged from that


service so that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy.  Our mission is to voluntarily aid and render assistance to all Marines, FMF Chaplains, FMF Corpsmen and former Marines, FMF Chaplains and FMF Corpsmen and to their widows and orphans; as well as to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps by finding acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.

Membership Coverage Area

Each detachment in the state of New Hampshire covers a certain geographical area of the state.  Granite State Detachment #542 covers the following towns.

Merrimack County:  Hooksett

Rockingham County:  Auburn, Candia, Chester, Derry, Fremont, Hampstead, Londonderry, Raymond, Sandown

Hillsborough County:

Amherst, Antrim, Bedford, Bennington, Deering, Francestown, Goffstown, Greenfield, Hillsborough, Litchfield, Lyndeborough, Manchester, Merrimack, Mont Vernon, New Boston, Weare, Windsor.



An Eagle, Globe and Anchor represents more than a symbol of the Marine Corps. The eagle represents the United States, the globe means worldwide service and the anchor stands for the Marine Corps’ rich naval traditions. This Eagle, Globe and Anchor was given to me by Staff Sgt. Charles E. Fessler. Fessler graduated from recruit training in 1942 and served four years with 1st Marine Airwing.

Info: Membership is not a requirement for attendance and guests are always welcome to attend these events.

Monthly Meetings

When:  Monthly Meetings of the Granite State Detachment are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month

Where: The American-Canadian Genealogical Society (ACGS) at 1 Sundial Ave, Suite 317, Manchester.

Time: Meetings begin promptly and 1830


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