Eagle, Globe & Anchor 

Leatherneck's Monthly Newsletter 

June 1, 2006

Memorial Day 2006
We will never forget!

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans -- the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) -- established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30th. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

The ceremonies centered around the mourning-draped veranda of the Arlington mansion, once the home of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Various Washington officials, including Gen. and Mrs. Uylsses S. Grant, presided over the ceremonies. After speeches, children from the Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphan Home and members of the GAR made their way through the cemetery, strewing flowers on both Union and Confederate graves, reciting prayers and singing hymns.... Read More

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Veterans Preference

I’ve talked about Veteran’s Preference before in a few articles and alluded to the fact that we have too many folks that don’t know what Veteran’s Preference is or enforce it. So, I decided to pass on “Veterans Preference: The joy of being a Vet”, forwarded to me by my Representative, so everyone could familiarize themselves with this law.

I got this from my Representative after sending him a complaint about the lack of enforcement and interest in Vet Preference by local, state and federal government agencies. This is what he sent me; he is not a Veteran. I have discovered most local government agencies DO NOT know what Veterans Preference is despite the fact they include the statements on Veterans Preference and equal opportunity information along with their job listings. State agencies do the same with there listings, but in both cases, local and state, you usually never get a response back as to whether you were qualified or not as a Vet; it is hard to determine if Vet Preference was considered. Nothing returns and you are left with a lingering question of whether the preference even mattered. You are left to assume the position was filled and you were not qualified and “maybe” another Vet, who was better qualified, hopefully got the position…You just never know. The federal agencies are a little better; they usually send back some kind of a response. It is usually a form letter containing a sentence or two that you were not qualified for some generic reason. Their reasons, however, sometimes leave you wondering if anyone really looked at what you forwarded and even considered it..Read More

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Leatherneck Affiliate Program

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Membership has it's Privileges
29,000+ Members can't be wrong

Leatherneck is continuously developing new tools and features to enhance our community. We are constantly upgrading, testing and launching various features on Leatherneck. One of newest features is paid membership. With different levels of paid membership, you obtain access to special features, tools, discounts and give-aways. In addition, you can feel good knowing that your membership dollars are spent to take care of Marines  which is Leatherneck's #1 priority!

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Latest Leatherneck Discussions

1. Loyalty Versus Honesty...C&P
2. Murtha, Traitorous Left Exploit Haditha
3. 'The War Tapes' Provides a Soldier's-Eye View of the Days Over There
4. Military to Report Marines Killed Iraqi Civilians
5. Michael Moore Sued by Iraq War Vet

Latest Leatherneck News

1. 2nd Recon Battalion memorializes three fallen Marines
2. Junior Marines host picnic, raise money for Ball
3. Convoy operations a daily grind for Marines in Fallujah
4. Tankers pause to honor four fallen Marines
5. Darkhorse Marines repel attack, maintain vigilance

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Latest Poll

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Latest Poolee Discussion

1. Becoming a Reserve or Full-time Marine?
2. Reserve Marine to PLC
3. Becoming Squad Leader
4. Best MOS Option?
5. MCT & MOS School

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Latest EZINE Articles

1. The Forgotten Heroes amongst us…
2. Talking To A Wall
3. Hero
4. Enough with the BS!

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Who are you?

Leatherneck has created an advanced member profile system. Our new system allows members to input information based on whether you are a Marine, family member, poolee, friend or spouse. This is system includes a profile picture and your very own photo gallery.

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In This Issue

1. Memorial Day
2. Veterans Preference
3. Affiliate Program
4. Membership
5. Leatherneck's Latest
6. Who Are you?
7. Latest Arcade Games
8. Leatherneck EZINE
9. Quote of the Month

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Latest Arcade Games

1. Frogger
2. Qbert
3. Banana Barrage
4. Battleship
5. Blast Billiards
6. Burger Time
7. Donkey Kong 
8. Missle Command
9. Ms Pacman
10. Paintballing

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Leatherneck EZINE

If you haven't visited the EZINE section of Leatherneck.com, you don't know what you are missing. This new section has become one of the most popular areas on Leatherneck. Our stories are exciting, enticing and will captivate any Marine. You can view the EZINE HERE.

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Semper Fi,
Jerry Shaffer

Founder & Director of Leatherneck.com




Quote of the Month
"You cannot exaggerate about the Marines. They are convinced to the point of arrogance, that they are the most ferocious fighters on earth- and the amusing thing about it is that they are."
Kevin Keaney
Korean War

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