Marine Corps aims to strengthen ties through reunion website
The Marine Corps’ latest suicide-prevention effort aims to help organize unit reunions so Marines can stay in touch with their battle buddies.
Year of the Reunion, a website launched by the service last week, gives servicemembers and veterans the tools to plan these get-togethers, and Commandant Gen. Robert Neller is encouraging Marines to participate.
“We learn, share, mourn, celebrate, and protect each other by coming together and telling stories,” he said in a Marine Corps statement. “Reunions, and the connections strengthened by them, offer an environment in which we are reminded of who we are.”
The site — www.usmc-mccs.org/reunion/ — includes a timeline for organizing events, communication tips and updates. It also lists upcoming reunions, offers tips for give-aways, such as T-shirts, patches and coins, and allows organizers to post photos from their events.
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