Our friends next door at Graeme Park host a Soldier's Christmas, a living history about how soldiers celebrated the holidays on the battlefront during different eras and different wars: Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I and World War II.
The USMC League will be collecting for Toys for Tots, and there will be performances of seasonal music by the HHHS Madrigal Singers and the St Catherine of Siena Choral Group.
The U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
The Marine Corps League perpetuates the traditions and spirit of ALL Marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen, who proudly wear or who have worn the eagle, globe and anchor of the Corps. It takes great pride in crediting its founding in 1923 to World War I hero, then Major General Commandant John A. Lejeune. It takes equal pride in its Federal Charter, approved by An Act of the Seventy-Fifth Congress of the United States of America and signed and approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937. The League is the only Federally Chartered Marine Corps related veterans organization in the country. Since its earliest days, the Marine Corps League has enjoyed the support and encouragement of the active duty and Reserve establishments of the U. S. Marine Corps. Today, the League boasts a membership of more than 76,000 men and women, officer and enlisted, active duty, Reserve Marines, honorably discharged Marine Veterans and qualified Navy FMF Corpsmen and is one of the few Veterans Organizations that experiences increases in its membership each year.
Hatboro Horsham High School's renowned Madigral Singers under the direction of Mr. William J. Naydan, will performed seasonal favorites from 1-1:30PM (video below) St. Catherine of Siena Choral Group performed at 2:30PM.
video courtesy of Ruth Marie Appleby