Ribbon cutting and open house at new headquarters for the Young Marines

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L to R: William P. Davis, national executive director and CEO of the Young Marines; Richard Gore, national commandant of the Marine Corps League; and William L. Smith, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Young Marines.

More than 50 people attended a ribbon cutting and open house for the new headquarters of the Young Marines, a national youth organization. The event took place on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the headquarters, 17739 Main Street, Suite 250, Dumfries. The Young Marines moved from Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling in Washington, D.C.

The ribbon was cut by William L. Smith, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Young Marines; William P. Davis, national executive director and CEO of the Young Marines and Richard Gore, national commandant of the Marine Corps League.

Guests attending included members of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, State Representative Richard Anderson, and several members of the Marine Corps League. Also attending were the CEOs of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, Toys for Tots Foundation, Marine Corps Association and Foundation, the Marine Corps University Foundation, and the Iwo Jima Association of America.

“Dumfries has rolled out the red carpet to us,” Davis said. “Our move was a success, and we are only beginning to realize the operational advantages and synergy of being closer to the local community and our fellow Marine Corps related organizations. We look forward to seeing many visitors from our Young Marines units this summer and the coming years.”

The phone number of the Young Marines’ headquarters is 800-717-0060.

The Young Marines is a national non-profit 501(c)3 youth education and service program for boys and girls, age eight through the completion of high school. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral and physical development of its members. The program focuses on teaching the values of leadership, teamwork and self-discipline, so its members can live and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

Since the Young Marines’ humble beginnings in 1959 with one unit and a handful of boys, the organization has grown to 275 units with 9,200 youth and 2,760 adult volunteers in 40 states, the District of Columbia and Okinawa with affiliates in other countries.

For more information, visit the official website: YoungMarines.com.

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