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Happy Thanksgiving from!

November 24, 2021

The mission of, Inc., is to provide support, information, and services to Marines and their family members, and create opportunities for the public to support our troops through the organization's outreach programs. We are truly honored and thankful that we have been able to fulfill this mission since 2003 and it would not have been possible without YOU.

Happy Veterans Day!

November 11, 2021

Today, November 11, is Veterans Day and here at Marine Parents, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of America's veterans, past and present, for the sacrifices they've made on behalf of a grateful nation.

While, Inc. may not be as large as some of the other military-based organizations you may be familiar with, what we lack in size, we make up for in consistency. Since 2003, we've made it our mission to provide support, information, and services to our men and women in uniform, as well as their family members.

Happy 246th Birthday Marines!

November 10, 2021

Since before the United States of America was a country, the Marine Corps has provided patriotic young men and, since 1918, women with the chance to fight for and protect our freedom, instilling them with the core values of honor, courage, and commitment along the way. By refusing to be anything or accept anyone other than the best, the United States Marine Corps has established itself as America's elite fighting force.

Over the course of nearly two and a half centuries, the Marine Corps has become world-renowned for the bravery, determination, and selflessness displayed by those who have proudly called themselves "Marine" in some of the most infamous battles in our country's history. From Belleau Wood to Guadalcanal, from Iwo Jima to the Chosin Reservoir, from Khe Sanh and Hue City to Fallujah, the Marine Corps has shown time and again that it doesn't matter who the enemy is, how brutal the fighting is, or how slim the odds are--Marines persevere to get the job done, paying for it in blood, sweat, and tears.

Today, November 10, marks the 246th birthday of the Marine Corps and tomorrow, November 11, is Veterans' Day. Generations of heroic men and women have sacrificed their time, their energy, their comfort, and, in many cases, their lives to protect the freedom we as Americans value so dearly.

With that in mind, we at Marine Parents would like to extend a heartfelt "Thank You" to our men and women in uniform, past, present, and future. Happy Birthday, Marines!

God bless and Semper Fi!

Glik's Give Back Tuesday

Glik's Give Back Tuesday
October 4, 2021

Tomorrow, October 5th, Glik's in Columbia, MO will hold their 124th Anniversary Give-Back Day!

10% of the store's proceeds will be donated to! We want to thank Glik's for their generosity! If you are in the Columbia, MO area, please consider shopping at Glik's tomorrow, October 5th!

Remembering 9/11 - 20 Years Later

September 10, 2021

September 11 marks the anniversary of the single largest loss of life from a foreign attack on American soil, ever. Almost 3,000 people lost their lives on that Tuesday morning, and over 7,000 brave Americans have sacrificed everything in the resultant military operations.

DoD Study on Caregivers

July 21, 2021

Do you care for a service member or veteran who had a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis and served after October 2001? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study requested by Congress. The study is currently recruiting family members, friends, or significant others who help a service member or veteran who had a TBI and/or a PTSD diagnosis and served after October 2001. Help can include assistance with any day to day activity such as dressing, managing emotions, flashbacks, personality changes, anger/irritability, housework, remembering things, taking medications, managing money, providing financial assistance, running errands, shopping, transportation, or preparing meals. If you or someone you know may be interested, please call (855) 821-1469, or email

Thank You Veterans United Foundation!

June 4, 2021

Inspired, created, and fully funded by Veterans United employees, Veterans United Foundation exists to enhance lives. Fueled by passion, generosity and an unwavering commitment to give, the Foundation is dedicated to making a meaningful difference in the lives of veterans and service members, for employees and their families, and in local communities served by Veterans United.

For the seventh year, is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Veterans United Foundation.

Marine Parents Travel Assistance is Returning!

April 30, 2021

With the Marine Corps Recruit Depots opening up and allowing invited guests to graduations, the Marine Parents Travel Assistance program is returning!

We will begin accepting applications for Travel Assistance beginning with graduations 5/13 and 5/14. We are not able to provide assistance retroactively. Applying for travel assistance DOES NOT MEAN you are permitted to attend graduation. Your MARINE is responsible for inviting two guests to attend and taking appropriate action. To make an application for travel assistance from

  • For MCRD San Diego: You MUST provide a copy of the graduation ticket sent to you by your recruit in order to apply for Travel Assistance.
  • For MCRD Parris Island: You must apply no earlier than the beginning of training week 10 and no later than the end of training week 11. Application DOES NOT mean you are on the roster at the front gate; that is up to YOUR MARINE!

Each graduating Marine is permitted two invited guests and the Marine will choose who is invited. At this time, Family Day events remain closed.

For additional information, click the following link:

University of Missouri Conducts Veteran Study

February 2, 2021

United States military veterans are invited to participate in a 20-minute anonymous online survey being conducted through the Department of Communication at the University of Missouri. The purpose of this research project is to better understand how people evaluate media messages depicting various types of health conditions in hopes of better serving and improving the quality of life for veterans. $5 will be donated to Disabled American Veterans on behalf of every participant up to $1,250. For more information and to complete the survey click this link:

End of Year 2020 Donations Campaign - THANK YOU!

December 25, 2020

Thank you for your generosity and support during our End of Year Donations campaign! Because of YOU, we were able to raise $11,525 before midnight on New Year's Eve!

Every donation submitted before midnight on December 31st is tax-deductible from your 2020 income tax return. What's most important is that all of you have directly supported warriors everywhere! One hundred percent of your donation will go directly towards helping warriors in need. Even if you weren't able to donate, simply spreading awareness of this campaign has made it possible for us to reach people across the country.

If you would still like to make a donation to support warriors, you can do so by clicking the link on the left.

None of this would have been possible without YOU!! Thank you, and God Bless!

Merry Christmas from!

December 25, 2020

Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Whether you are part of a Christian faith or not, the season has come to be a time of good wishes, joy, and hope. These are three things we can all do with more of for the upcoming year.

The year 2020 has been unique, challenging for many, and one unlike any of us will ever see again in our lifetimes; hopefully. The year has been challenging for, too. We've held on and look forward to providing direct support to Marines around the country for the year 2021. We appreciate your ongoing support and commitment to supporting our troops and the organization that supports you.

For Families of Fallen Marines

August 3, 2020

Our condolences, prayers, and thoughts go out to the family members of the Marines and Sailor, who died during the tragic AAV incident off the coast of San Diego on July 30, 2020.

Happy Independence Day

Saturday July 4th, 2020 is America's 244th Independence Day

July 4, 2020

This Saturday, July 4, 2020, marks the celebration of America's 244th Independence Day. While phrases like, "The land of the free, because of the brave" and "Freedom isn't free" may sound cliche at this time of the year, the fact of the matter is that they're true.

If it wasn't for the sacrifices our men and women in uniform have been making for almost 250 years, we, as Americans, wouldn't be able to enjoy the freedoms, liberties, and way of life we hold so dear.

This weekend, while celebrating the Fourth of July with your family and friends, we encourage you to take a moment to thank a service member or veteran for the sacrifices he or she has made on our behalf. While our men and women in uniform aren't serving our country for recognition, what better time to say "Thank you" than on this most patriotic of weekends?

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