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About Granite State Detachment #542

The Granite State Marine Detachment of the the Marine Corps League is made of a of a proud group of Regular Member Marines & Corpsmen as well as Associate Member friends and family. We are based in Manchester where we meet monthly at the Elks Lodge to discuss business like new member recruiting, local outreach & support programs, members in need, fundraising activities, events and other detachment involved items.

  • Did you serve in the Marines, work in the Marines as a Corpsman or have family friends in the Marines and felt that feeling of the Marine Corps camaraderie and want to experience that again?
  • Do you want to find a way to help Marines, their families and other veteran programs in the Southern New Hampshire area?
  • Do you just want to be connected to one of the finest veteran  organizations in the world?

Then it sounds like you should come out to an event and meet the detachment. If you want to prepare in advance of your first meeting, click through our those we serve and history pages to learn more about us, then click over to the membership page to complete your application.

Whether you were a combat Marine from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan or just served your enlistment on one of the many bases and ships across the United States Marine Corp and United States Navy, you are always welcome at the Marine Corps League. As President Ronald Reagan once stated, “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.” Come out and continue to make a difference.

Semper Fi.

Those We Serve

The Granite State Detachment is deeply-rooted in the greater Manchester community. Our participation and support reaches the young, the old, veterans and their families. We are proud of our service and involvement with many projects and programs, some seen outlined on this page, but the list goes on an on.


Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy

Upcoming Events

Check back to our Events page often as upcoming events will be added as they are scheduled.


Our resources page is filled with great information for our members.

  • Links to past meeting minutes
  • Important Links for veteran services
  • Leadership links
  • On Boarding Process links
  • Links for our past Newsletter

Join Our Next Monthly Meetings

Granite State Dispatch #542 meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Elks Lodge #146 located at 290 Granite St in Manchester promptly and 1830.  Membership is not required to attend a meeting, so come down and see what we are all about.

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