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Nov, 10th 2023


Ticket sales have been closed and the final count has been given to the hall. Walk in Tickets are EXTREMELY LIMITED, so please DO NOT show up at the door and expect to get in. There are only 6 tickets available for walk up, if you contact us ahead of time we can probably secure those for you but it will be on a first come first serve basis.

Come out and join us for an eventful evening featuring GUEST OF HONOR/guest speaker RETIRED SGTMAJ MIKE LANPOLSAEN.


Ceremonial Cake Cutting, dinner, open bar and dancing to music for all ages.

Tell your family and friends all are welcome! Admission is $75 per person.


We will have numerous raffles to raise money for our marine corps charities as this is a formal fundraising event:

  • Overnight and dinner packages

  • Tickets for sporting events

  • Numerous gift baskets

  • Handgun raffle

Cocktail hour begins at 6pm on 11/10/2023 with the ceremony beginning promptly at 7pm with dinner to follow. The event will run until 12pm


The Marine Corps birthday is a day for all Marines – once a Marine, always a Marine – to celebrate their shared service, history, and legacy.

Friday, Nov. 10, 2023 will be the United States Marine Corps’ 248th birthday. While not a Federal holiday, Marines around the world have celebrated the Marine Corps Birthday for over a century.

On Nov. 10th, 1775 the Continental Congress passed a resolution creating two battalions of Marines. According to the resolution, the Continental Marine Corps sought men who were “good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs as to be able to serve to advantage by sea.”

Hundreds of men answered the call and mustered under the first Commandant, Samuel Nicholas. His first enlisted men found their way to Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, and the Marine Corps was born.


This year's event will be held at the Duneland Falls Banquet Center in Chesterton. - sold_out_PNG43.png

Contact marine corps league calumet Det.

6880 Hendricks Merrillville, IN 46410


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Our Mission

To promote the interest and preserve the traditions of the United States Marine Corps; strengthen the fraternity of Marines and their families; serve Marines, FMF Corpsmen, FMF Chaplains who wear or have worn the eagle globe and anchor; and foster the ideals of Americanism and patriotic volunteerism.

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The oldest detachment in Indiana. established in the 1940's. We are dedicated to growing our membership of local and at large Marines in order to fulfill the Marine Corps league mission according to  General LeJeune's  vision  in 1923. We do this through participation in community events while hosting many events  at the local Marine Corps League property that is located in Merrillville Indiana. We also nurture relationships with active duty Marines.

The Calumet Detachment  is Northwest Indiana and Chicago south suburban premier Marine Corps Veteran's organization that focuses on furthering the bond and brotherhood we share as United States Marines and FMF Corpsmen.   Our ages range from those who are in their early 20's and just "got out" to our oldest member who is a China Marine. We can be found supporting local veteran's related causes, participating in parades, hosting Marine Corps related events, or simply getting together and sharing the brotherhood.  


We enjoy taking Marine Corps related trips together travelling to places like the Marine Corps Museum, Quantico, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, and Marine Barracks DC.  These trips never fail to deliver with the perfect balance of USMC history and the shenanigans we have grown to love.  


We are an extremely informal group that wants to meet you. See upcoming events, Please fill out contact information above or call (708) 277-4023 for more information today! We meet the fourth Wednesday of the month at 1900.