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A Living Legacy: Captain Celine Finn, the Navy, and the Society

It was 1950 when a young nurse in New Haven, Conn., saw a newspaper article about a Navy recruiter in town. Celine Finn thought she’d look into it. “I had a nice talk with the recruiter,” [...]

Jean Beardsley’s Gift: Celebrating Family, Community, and Service

  It was a place and time that are almost forgotten now. The year, 1917. The place, a rural community outside of Portland, Oregon. This is where Jean was born. And where we can trace a [...]

High School Student Launches Fundraising Campaign to Benefit Society

At Gabby Vizcaino’s high school, every student must choose an organization to help with a community service project in order to graduate. Gabby learned recently that the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society had assisted her dad, a [...]

Donor Story: A Nautical Tall Tale

Yes, Jerry Parr served in the Navy for 31 years, including a tour of duty on Okinawa as a Judge Advocate General surrounded by Marines, but his new book The Stigma of Squidness is not a memoir, he [...]

A Lifetime of Service to Others: Master Chief Robert Dickey Creates His Legacy

“It was either go be a Boston Celtic or join the Navy.” That’s what Master Chief Dickey’s step-daughter, Cheyenne, says about the decision her stepdad made early in his life. It was 1950. Robert had the [...]

A Lifetime of Service: How Florence’s Love for the Navy Is Her Legacy

It was her first day in the Navy. Florence Coyne McDonald (nicknamed Flip, as in “flip a Coyne”) had taken a train from New Orleans, La., where she grew up, to Northampton, Mass. This was 1943, [...]

Mission Bay Sport Center to Support Sailors and Marines with Memorial Day Fundraiser

At Mission Bay Sport Center in San Diego, California, you can find anything you might possibly need to have fun on the water. The company rents sailboats, powerboats, jet skis, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and more, all [...]

Virginia Navy License Plate to Benefit Sailors and Marines

After spending 30 years as a Navy pharmacist, married to a Navy veteran, and raising a daughter who joined the Navy, Roger Hirsh possesses his fair share of Navy pride. Now he’s advocating for the chance [...]

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and the Dallas Military Foundation — Joining Forces to Celebrate Patriotism

It’s fancy cocktails, a sumptuous dinner, great live music from the Gatlin Brothers, and dancing all night. But most of all, it’s a celebration of service and country, presented with the pride that beats in every [...]

Popular Sarasota Eatery to Honor Lexi Brown’s Memory and Support NMCRS on April 4

The Original Egg is a favorite neighborhood eatery in Sarasota, Florida. While the restaurant focuses on serving breakfast, brunch, and lunch seven days a week, its owners are also committed to contributing to the community beyond just the scope [...]

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