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  • 09 Aug 2017 7:58 AM | William Hunton (Administrator)

    On July 21 Legion of Mars members were able to honor our veterans at the Baby Cakes game held at the Shrine on Airline.


  • 09 Aug 2017 7:47 AM | William Hunton (Administrator)

    Ken Demarest, Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR) Direct Special Projects, John Pugh (State Chairman Louisiana Committee ESGR) and Larry L. Jones (Vice State Chairman, Louisiana Committee ESGR) presented the EXTRAORDINARY SUPPORT AWARD to the Southeast Veterans Healthcare System, Veterans Medical Center.  The award was accepted by Director of the Medical Center, Fernando Rivera on July 28, 2017.

    The award is the second highest award that DOD presents to an employer next to the top Freedom Award. Only 15 of these awards are given annually.  The highest that Louisiana has ever presented. It is for the entire Veterans Healthcare System not just New Orleans.

  • 09 Aug 2017 7:27 AM | William Hunton (Administrator)

    What a fabulous event!  Legion of Mars personnel got so many hugs from WWII veterans!  All were honored to welcome these remarkable veterans who were so humble and appreciative of our presence.  

    Mars was well represented including the Navy and Coast Guard.  Ken, Bill and Diane all handed out beads and ran out before all the veterans had walked passed.  Everyone wanted the beads!!  Even Gary Sinise presented a beautiful set of beads!  Mars passed out of Legion of Mars cards in hopes of recruiting new members.  Many asked about the Legion of Mars.  

    When we are visible we have the potential to grow.


  • 21 Jul 2017 3:53 PM | William Hunton (Administrator)


    With a hero's welcome, the Gary Sinise Foundation is bringing WWII veterans and their guardians to The National WWII Museum in New Orleans.  Through Soaring Valor, the Foundation has partnered with The National WWII Museum to record the individual stories of America’s Greatest Generation and share them with the world.

    We are welcoming the veterans in Terminal C (upper deck/departures) by the Louis Armstrong Statue. The plane lands at 2:30 PM and we will welcome them as they pass through security. Please be there no later than 2:00 so that we can organize the receiving line.  Patriotic dress / Legion of Mars is encouraged, signage is encourage, and of course a welcoming spirit.


    Can’t make it to the Airport?  There will be another welcome at the Museum the following morning as well (Thursday the 27th) at 8:50am . This welcome will occur right outside of the Beyond All Boundaries Movie (veterans get a private showing at 8:00 AM) and we are going to welcome them when they come out. Please be there no later than 8:40am!


    This will be a great opportunity to thank those of the Greatest Generation!  Also, our first event partnering with the museum.  Let’s make a GREAT LOM showing!

    Contact Ken Demarest at or

    Diane Truax at for further information.

    Please register today!

  • 21 Jul 2017 3:38 PM | William Hunton (Administrator)


    Joe was an active member of the American Legion, VFW, Military Order of the Cootie, Disabled American Veterans, Catholic War Veterans USA and other groups.  At age 94, born on January 15, 1923, he was called home to help St. Peter redecorate Heaven with his artistic talents.  On Saturday July 15, 2017 he left his friends and family here on earth.


    The American Legion Post 397, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 37, VFW Post 6640/3267, Cooties, National Order of Trench Rats, Marine Corps League, Catholic War Veterans Post 1969 and other organizations enjoyed Joe Hunt as a great veteran and friend.

    On July 25th everyone is invited to join his friends, family and comrades in a CELEBRATION OF HIS LIFE.

    Event will be held at the American Legion Post 397, 1225 Hickory Avenue, Harahan, LA 70123 from 5:00 PM until 8:00PM.  

    Please RSVP to Legion Commander Peter Caperino   ( )

    or Larry Jones  ( ).  Some food and beverages will be available and if anyone wants to bring a covered dish or something to share it will be appreciated. 

    Joe was a WWII veteran who served as a 3rd Officer on Merchant Marine Ships, served in the Army Transport Service during the war and had an honorable discharge from the US Coast Guard that he was very proud of and a real "Coastie" at heart.  

    Joe attended our 2015 Legions of Mars Ball as an honored WWII Veteran.

    BELOW:  Joe (on the far right) attending a Legion of Mars (military themed Krewe) Mardi Gras Ball a couple years ago.  I tried to keep an eye on Joe to make sure he was doing all right and frequently I would find him on the dance floor, cane in one hand and a young lady in the other....We referred to him as a "Chick Magnet" he was such a gentleman.  Fair winds and following seas "Uncle Joe" as I called him.....

    Come share a story about his life with us all as we celebrate his life. 

  • 21 Jun 2017 1:01 PM | William Hunton (Administrator)


    Legion of Mars members are welcome to attend one of the Independence Day Concerts by the Marine Corps Band, New Orleans, which pay tribute to our Nation’s heritage.  The program will include popular and patriotic melodies perfect for an afternoon or evening’s entertainment for family and friends of our nation’s armed forces.


    Band Schedule and Locations:

    • Sunday, 2 July 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Avenue, New Orleans.
    • Monday, 3 July 2017 at 7:15 p.m. at the New Orleans City Park on the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn with fireworks at 9:00 p.m.—be sure to bring your lawn chairs or blankets.  New Orleans City Park will offer concessions for sale or event goers can bring their own.  Along with picnic favorites like hotdogs, corndogs and waffle fries, City Park will be selling:  beer, wine, ice cream, vodka lemonade and vodka sneauxballs (regular ones, too).  See more at:

  • 13 Jun 2015 7:33 AM | Deleted user

    By gracious invitation of Lieutenant General Richard P. Mills, U.S. Marine Corps Commander, Marine Forces Reserve & Marine Forces North, the membership of the Legion of Mars are welcome to attend one of the Independence Day Concerts by the Marine Corps Band New Orleans, which pay tribute to our Nation’s heritage.  The program will include popular and patriotic melodies perfect for an afternoon or evening’s entertainment for family and friends of our nation’s armed forces.


    Band Schedule and Locations:

    Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church

    Wednesday, 1 July 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square

    Friday, 3 July 2015 at 7:15 p.m. at the New Orleans City Park (with fireworks at (9:00 p.m.)


    Leading the band will be Master Sergeant William Call, the Bandmaster of Marine Corps Band New Orleans.  


    We appreciate and support the Marines of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North.  If you have any questions contact myself (Mark Turner) at 318-229-6864 or and I can get you in touch with member Beverly Boyd for any additional assistance.





    The Secretary

      Cincinnatus Club

  • 02 May 2015 12:53 PM | Deleted user

    Legion of Mars Members:

    One of our members,

    USCG CDR(Ret) Larry L. Jones will soon be honored as one of six nationally recognized Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Volunteers of the Year!  Many of those who know Larry and Joan agree that this is very well deserved.  He will receive a signed letter from the National ESGR Chair and will receive their formal award during the National Leadership Meeting Award Ceremony on November 6, 2015.  Way to go Larry!

    The Secretary
      Cincinnatus Club

  • 07 Apr 2015 7:42 AM | Deleted user

    Over the Easter weekend, members o the Legion of Mars (17 in total) ran the Crescent City Classic and raised $1,950 for Operation Homefront. 

    A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 2,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors. Operation Homefront has provided assistance to thousands of military families since its inception in 2002. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity watchdog groups, nationally, 93 percent of total donations to Operation Homefront go directly to programs that provide support to our military families.


    For more information, visit Operation Homefront at

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