Young Marines, a non-profit organization that provides youth education and programs, held the ribbon cutting for their new headquarters last week in Dumfries.
According to a release, the ribbon cutting was held on May 19 at 17739 Main Street, Suite 250.
The Young Marines is a national organization that works with children on reducing drug use, supporting and honoring veterans, physical training activities, and fun enrichment programs, according to their website.
Started back in 1959, the Young Marines now has more than 280 units with 9,600 youth and 2,500 adult volunteers in 46 states, Washington, D.C., and abroad, according to their website.
The ribbon cutting for the new headquarters was run by “William L. Smith, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Young Marines; William P. Davis, national executive director and CEO of the Young Marines and Richard Gore, national commandant of the Marine Corps League. Guests attending included members of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, State Representative Richard Anderson, and several members of the Marine Corps League,” stated a release.
“Dumfries has rolled out the red carpet to us. Our move was a success, and we are only beginning to realize the operational advantages and synergy of being closer to the local community and our fellow Marine Corps related organizations. We look forward to seeing many visitors from our Young Marines units this summer and the coming years,” stated Davis in a release.
The new location is just minutes away from Quantico Marine Corps Base and the National Museum of the Marine Corps, and has several large classrooms for trainings and meetings.
The non-profit was formerly located at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C.