Welcome to the Department of Massachusetts Website. If you are on active duty, reserve, retired or an honorably discharged Marine, FMF Corpsman or Navy Chaplain, I invite you to join us. Our primary goal is to support Marines, past and present, and to uphold the honor and traditions of our beloved Corps. Annually, we donate to many organizations including the Holyoke Soldiers Home and the many Veteran's Hospitals we have in Massachusetts. We have 28 detachments located throughout the Commonwealth, and our department meetings are held at various detachments in the months of September, November, January and April. Our Department convention is held in June every year. We would be delighted to have you become a member. By becoming a member, you will be joining the thousands of Marines who make up our ranks. At the Department of Massachusetts Marine Corps League, we bring years worth of experience in bringing together Marines and assistance to Marine families. To put it quite simply, "We are here to honor, respect and assist all past, present and future Marines in the country we love and served." Please consider becoming a member of the Marine Corps League and proudly wear the Eagle, Globe and Anchor once again.
If you cannot join at this time, perhaps you could make a donation. Any and all donations can be made to our Department Paymaster, James Laskey.
Warren C. Griffin, Commandant Department of Massachusetts Marine Corps League
Welcome to Massachusetts
The official name of the State of Massachusetts is the "Commonwealth of Massachusetts", but it is often referred to simply as "The Commonwealth." Massachusetts is ranked 14th in the U.S. in population with 6,587,536 residents and is the third most densely populated of the 50 states. Massachusetts features two separate metropolitan areas: Greater Boston in the east and Springfield in the west. Boston is the state capital and largest city in Massachusetts, with a population of 609,023, and the Greater Boston metropolis has a population of 4,522,858 making it the 10th largest metropolitan area in the nation. Massachusetts is the most populous of the six New England states and has the U.S.'s sixth highest GDP per capita.
There are 50 cities and 301 towns in Massachusetts, grouped in 14 counties. The counties moving from west to east are Berkshire County, Franklin County, Hampshire County, Hampden County, Worcester County, Middlesex County, Essex County, Suffolk County, Norfolk County, Bristol County, Plymouth County, Barnstable County, Dukes County and Nantucket County. Massachusetts is the 7th smallest state in the U.S., with an area of 10,555 square miles. It is 183 miles wide and 113 miles long. Currently, forests cover around 65% of the state. Massachusetts has played a significant historical, cultural and commercial role in American history.