August 10, 2021

The annual picnic for all Marines, FMF Corpsmen, members of Pocatello’s Stephen Dee Merrell Detachment #698 of the Marine Corps League, and associate members of the League, is scheduled to take place this coming Saturday, August 14.  The venue for the event, which will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., is Jensen’s Grove in Blackfoot.  Locate them by looking for the Marine Corps Colors, which will be posted on the hill next to the pavilion that is on the shore of the lake.

The League is furnishing hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, and condiments, and asks members to bring a potluck dish to share.  They expect to, “hit the chow line,” about 11:00 a.m.

The mission of the Marine Corps League is to promote the interest and to preserve traditions of the United States Marine Corps; strengthen the fraternity of Marines and their families; serve Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains who wear or who have worn the Eagle, Globe and Anchor; and foster the ideals of Americanism and patriotic volunteerism.

Former Marines who are interested in learning more about the Marine Corps League or applying for membership can email the League at

Marine Corps League members meet in Pocatello on the first Thursday of every month beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building, 300 N. Johnson Avenue, in Pocatello.

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