DETACHMENT GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Yearly Theme (2019): Accomplish the Mission!
Vision: Servant Leadership through Veterans Service
Mission Statement: To lend support and partner with Veterans and Veteran organizations through financial support and grants increasing community awareness, and empowering Veterans to conquer the challenges they face in an ever-changing world.
We are a veterans organization that isn't cut from the same clothe as most. We support our local communities while doing things the 'right way' for the 'right reasons' - supporting Veterans and their families.
If you are a Marine, Navy Fleet Marine Forces (FMF) Corpsman, or Navy FMF Chaplain; you deserve to be a part of an organization that understands you, will have your back and puts you first; and does the same with every Veteran we are fortunate to forge a relationship with.
The detachment meets monthly in order to comply with the National Headquarters of the Marine Corps League's requirements and to adhere to our Charter obligations. This also allows us to take care of business that furthers the mission of the detachment and the League in Ellis County and provides our members the ability to spend time together in camaraderie and fellowship.
The monthly membership meeting is held the last Thursday of every month at 1930 (7:30 pm) at the Refiners Fire Ministries International (RFMI) Church in Ennis, Texas. All potential members are encouraged to attend, to receive more information and join the detachment.
An Officer's meeting is held the third Monday of every month at 1900 (7:00 pm) at the RFMI Church in Ennis, Texas. This meeting is a requirement for Officers; however, all members are welcome at any meeting of the detachment.
The address for the RFMI Church for all of the above meetings is 1611 W. Ennis Avenue Ennis, Texas 75119.
The Detachment's primary business (on the ground level) is done by committee. There are various committee's established by the Board of Trustees. There are several committees that need volunteers. The location for these committee meetings is set by the Committee Chairman.
Several programs have been created that are starting to propel the Detachment forward within the Ellis County area as one of many leading Veterans Advocate organizations in our communities.
To see a detailed explanation of the various programs we currently have, you will want to visit our Programs web page.
Project F.A.I.T.H. is our newest program. FAITH is an acronym that stands for Funding Assistance in Trying Hours. The scope of this program is to provide veterans of the United States Military in the greater Ellis County area and throughout Texas, and their families (spouse or children), with immediate family, life, or living assistance, either financially or in-kind, in a time of need in the shortest time possible.
Many veterans struggle during times of emergency or crisis. The Project F.A.I.T.H. program provides a means to enable these brave service men and women to get a leg up while returning to a more productive, fulfilling life with their families after an emergency or crises.
Check out the Project F.A.I.T.H. web page for more information and to register yourself or your family member for the program.
There are many resources out there for veterans of all eras. This is great for the fact that in times of need all a veteran has to do is reach out to get in touch with someone who can help. The problem comes when there are too many resources to be able to sift through and process, which causes some veterans to not reach out at all. Use this handy reference page of compiled resources. We did the work for you, so go ahead, reach out...
MILITARY FUNERAL HONORS
The detachment has begun providing Military Funeral Honors, in support of the military service branches, in honor of all deceased veterans, from any branch of service.
The detachment's Honor Guard is proud to start this program that is available FREE OF CHARGE to families of Veterans who were Honorably discharged from the military or who are still serving.
To request Military Funeral Honors please speak with the Funeral Director at the Funeral Home. If you have specific questions that you would like to address in order for you as the family of a deceased veteran, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.