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Memorial Day Reflections

On Memorial Day, our Nation takes a moment to reflect on the service and sacrifices made by those who gave all for our country. We live, free and secure, because of those who stepped forward to protect the liberties and blessings of America. We also must pause to remember the families they left behind, and all our Veterans who served alongside them. Thanks to all of them.

While we remember these servicemembers and their sacrifices, we can continuously work to honor their legacies. The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation aims to perpetuate the legacy of our fallen Marines and Sailors by educating their children and providing scholarships for them to attend college or technical school. Their parents made it their life’s work to protect and serve our Nation, and we are honored to ensure their children’s prosperity through higher education.

On behalf of the Scholarship Foundation, our board of directors, staff, and Marine and Navy families everywhere, I wish you and your family a meaningful and safe Memorial Day.

Sincerely,

General Robert B. Neller USMC (Ret.)

Chairman

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

David McCallum

In Memoriam, David McCallum, 1933-2023

David McCallum was one of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s greatest champions. His brother-in-law, Marine Corporal George Whitney Carpenter, was killed in Vietnam in 1967. Determined to keep George’s legacy alive, David and his wife, Katherine, established a scholarship through MCSF in his name to directly benefit the children of Marines. We fondly recall David weaving MCSF into the script of NCIS episodes and thrilling the audience when he served as the Master of Ceremonies for the New York Leatherneck Ball. Thank you to all those who have contributed in David’s honor. We invite everyone to watch the NCIS episode dedicated to David which will air on CBS on Monday, February 19. To make a contribution in David’s memory, please visit mcsf.org/david.

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