How we got started...

Carolyn Schloss and Sharlene Nemitz were two mom's wanting to support their sons who had recently joined the U.S. Marine Corps when they met in 2004.  They connected with each other through a yahoo group, New England USMC families.  After chatting online for several weeks, they decided to meet in person.  Meeting together for the first time in July, 2004, They eventually settled into Good Golly's in Central Square, the midpoint from where they both lived.

Carolyn's son, Weylin was serving in Afghanistan.  Sharlene's son, Nathan was in Okinawa.  In just two months time, they connected with three other local Marine parents from the New England yahoo group.  By the time the new group celebrated the Marine Corps birthday, November 10, 2004 there were 10 in attendance.  Word of this group spread and soon grew to 30+ parents coming to monthly meetings at Good Golly's.  It was wonderful to meet all the parents ready and willing to support their son or daughter and each other.

The parents group continued to meet each month at Good Golly's until they outgrew their facility.  Syracuse Marine Parents then moved to VFW Post 3146 in Mattydale.  At this time, we have connected with over 200 family members who support not only
their own loved one but all our military personnel.

This past year our group has worked hard to show our support to our troops and especially those who are deployed out of the country.  Work bees were held to make Christmas stockings for holiday care packages, fleece blankets for our Wounded Warriors being cared for in Landstuhl hospital, Germany and neck coolers to help our deployed soldiers deal with the extreme heat of the desert climates where they serve.  Through the generous donations of our group members and our community we have been able to mail close to 200 care packages.  All funds received by this group are channeled back into supporting these projects.

Our meetings are held on the third Wednesday, each month, at 6:30 PM at VFW Post 9596, 6996 E. Taft Rd, E. Syracuse.  We invite family members of military personnel, regardless of branch of service to join with us as we offer support to all our military and their families from boot camp, pre-deployment and beyond.

Semper Fidelis!

  Carolyn Schloss
  Proud Mom of Sgt. Weylin & SN Weston
Sharlene Nemitz
Proud Mom of Sgt. Nathan

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