2008 Events

Marine Corps Birthday Breakfast 2008
Marine Corps Birthday Breakfast Honors Commanding General 4th Marine Division Marine Forces Reserve

Lexington, Kentucky, November 10, 2008:  Honorable James E. Bassett, III, Chairman, Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky, presents "Keeneland: Reflections on a Thoroughbred Tradition," a collection of timeless photographs and essays, to Major General James L. Williams, Commanding General, 4th Marine Division (Marine Forces Reserve), who was the guest of honor and keynote speaker at the 20th Annual Marine Corps Birthday Breakfast commemorating the 233rd anniversary of the United States Marine Corps.

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MPMA Honors Commandant 2008
Montford Point Marine Association Louisville Chapter Honors Commandant of Marine Corps with "Louisville Slugger"

Houston, Texas, July 19, 2008:  Charles H. Stallard, President, Montford Point Marine Association (MPMA), Chapter 22, Louisville, Kentucky, presents General James T. Conway, USMC, Commandant of the Marine Corps, with personalized commemorative "Louisville Slugger" baseball bat at the MPMA National Convention.

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National Marine Corps Council Membership

Quantico, Virginia, October 18, 2008: By a unanimous vote of all members present, the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK) application for official membership in the National Marine Corps Council (NMCC) was approved at the NMCC Fall Meeting. Application was based upon the long standing tradition of MCCCK service to Marines in Kentucky, with emphasis on accomplishments during the current calendar year, to include the "Salute to the Legends of the Corps," through which $250,000 was raised for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

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"Salute to Legends of Corps" 2008
Kentucky Marines "Salute" Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund with $250,000 Donation

On May 23, 2008, as the sun slowly set over one of America's most scenic and idyllic thoroughbred racing facilities, Marines and friends of the Corps gathered at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Kentucky, for a "Salute to the Legends of the Corps," a dinner hosted by the Marine Corps Coordinating Council (MCCCK) for the benefit of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (IMSFF).

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