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LCpl Alan D Lam Detachment #1209

About Us.

The LCpl. Alan D. Lam Detachment #1209 was officially chartered on 26-July-2005. Our Detachment was named after the first Marine casualty in Alamance County serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Our membership is comprised of both active and inactive Marines, FMF Corpsmen and Associate members (Friends, family and Veterans from other services) who come together in camaraderie and friendship to help serve Alamance County through programs such as Toys For Tots, Honor Guard funeral services for all Veterans, visiting our fellow Veterans in the V.A. Hospital as well as other functions that help give back to our community as our community has supported us as Veterans for this country! Come to a meeting, meet new friends, share the passion we have for what we do and become a member of the Marine Corps League!

Our services

The Marine Corps Leagues supports the Veterans Affairs Voluntary Services (VAVS) organization for VA Hospital assistance. If a VA Hospital is within reasonable distance of the Detachment, the National VAVS coordinator can assign members of the Detachment to primary and deputy representation on the VAVS committee of that hospital. The VAVS committee is composed of veterans organizations and others. The primary goal is to spend time at the Hospitals on visitation, planning and coordinating events (i.e., bingo, games, reading), and soliciting donations for funds or items needed by occupants of the Hospital. These items may include books/magazines, and clothing and toiletry items, or other items determined by the hospital staff. A VAVS officer for the detachment should be responsible for the coordinating events with Detachment members, and planning donation activities.
Military Funeral Honors are provided whenever possible. The law mandates that rendering of Military Funeral Honors for an eligible veteran upon request by the next of kin or authorized representative. As provided by law, an honor guard detail for the burial of an eligible veteran shall consist of not less than two members of the Armed Forces; one member of the detail shall be a representative of the parent Service of the deceased veteran. The honor detail will, at a minimum, perform a ceremony that includes the folding and presenting of the American flag to the next of kin and the playing of Taps. Taps will be played by a bugler, if available, or by electronic recording. Today, there are so few buglers available that the Military Services often cannot provide one. Firing Details are also utilized at the family’s approval. Upon request of the next of kin, authorized representative, or authorized funeral director, the regional military funeral honors coordinator will arrange the provision of funeral honors for an eligible veteran. The next of kin or authorized representative, through his or her funeral director, should only need to make a single telephone call to request military funeral honors.
The Marine Corps League supports the Boy Scouts of America as they promote traditional family values to America’s youth. Our Eagle Scout Award Program is in place to recognize the achievement of our youth in attaining Scouting's highest award. Every scout who reaches the rank of Eagle Scout is presented a citizenship award. The ceremony is usually held in conjunction with his local troop's Court of Honor ceremony.

Our Veterans

Korean War

60% Complete

Vietnam War

60% Complete

Gulf War

60% Complete


60% Complete


Eagle Scout Program

Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Toys for Tots Program

Honor Guard Program