Columbia River Young Marines visit state Legislature

Senator Delvin with Representatives Klippert and Haler with the Columbia River Young Marines Members of the Columbia River Young Marines were in Olympia Monday to present the colors as the state House of Representatives convened for the day's floor session. The contingent from the Tri-Cities was hosted during their visit by the 8th District legislative team, Sen. Jerome Delvin and Reps. Brad Klippert and Larry Haler.

“It was an honor to welcome this exceptional hometown group to the Capitol,” said Klippert, R-Kennewick. “These young citizens reflect character, self-confidence and commitment that make us justifiably proud. The mental, moral and physical development they achieve through their training and community service will strengthen and guide them into adulthood, and their future roles as the leaders of tomorrow.”

The Young Marines is a youth education and service program for boys and girls ages eight through completion of high school. Since it was launched in 1958, the organization has grown to 300 units throughout the U.S., including four in Washington, with a membership of more than 14,000. The Columbia River Young Marines was named National Young Marines Unit of the Year in 2005, and Regional Young Marines Unit of the Year in 2009.


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