2012 Events

Honors to Fourth Commandant 2012
Honors to Fourth Commandant on Marine Corps Birthday at Stanford, Kentucky

Stanford, Kentucky: November 10, 2012: Each year on the Birthday of the Marine Corps (November 10), the graves of all Commandants of the Marine Corps and Sergeants Major of the Marine Corps are decorated by Marines, at the direction of the sitting Commandant of the Marine Corps.

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237th USMC Anniversary Celebrations 2012
Kentucky Marines Celebrate 237th Anniversary of Marine Corps in Both Unique and Traditional Fashions at Bourbon Breakfast and Multiple Balls

Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky; November 9-10, 2012:  Marines throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky gathered together to commemorate the 237th anniversary of the founding of the United States Marine Corps. The traditions and customs of the Marine Corps in many ways define the Corps and set it apart from other military organizations.

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LAFC "Patriot Award" 2012
Kentucky Marine Recruiter Honored by Louisville Armed Forces Committee with 2012 "Patriot Award"

Louisville, Kentucky; May 18, 2012:  Staff Sergeant Keith M. Strand, Jr., USMC, Staff Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Louisville, Clarksville Substation, Clarksville, Indiana, was honored with the Louisville Armed Forces Committee (LAFC) "Patriot Award" during its annual Armed Forces Day dinner at the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel.

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Centennial of Marine Aviation 2012
Kentucky Marines Honor Local Air Force Officer for Central Role in Recognizing Centennial of Marine Aviation during 2012 "Thunder Over Louisville" Air Show on Ohio River

Louisville, Kentucky; May 18, 2012: In grateful appreciation for the spectacular recognition of the Centennial of Marine Aviation during the 2012 Thunder Over Louisville" air show, viewed by an estimated 405,000 people lining the Indiana and Kentucky banks of the Ohio River at Louisville, Kentucky, the primary force behind same was honored by the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK) during the Armed Forces Day Dinner sponsored annually by the Louisville Armed Forces Committee (LAFC).

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MPMA Scholarship Banquet 2012
Montford Point Marine Association Louisville Chapter #22 Honors LtGen Willie J. Williams, USMC (Ret) Director, Marine Corps Staff with "Louisville Slugger" at 8th Annual Covington - Hagan Scholarship Banquet

Louisville, Kentucky; March 17, 2012: In its continuing efforts to encourage the pursuit of higher education in the local African-American community, the Montford Point Marine Association (MPMA), Louisville Chapter #22, publicly recognized three (3) outstanding young students with Covington-Hagan Scholarships at its annual banquet.

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