December 2022 Chapter Holiday Party

Members and supporters got together to celebrate the holiday season. This year we had the pleasure of presenting the Congressional Gold Medal (posthumously) to the family of Original Montford Point Marine PFC Charles Smarr. We were also able to recognize several Chapter members for their steadfast dedication and commitment to preserving the legacy. After the formalities, we started the White Elephant gift exchange which is always plenty of fun. 




Marine Corps Birthday Celebration November 2022 Marietta GA.

Members of Atlanta Chapter 5 celebrated the 247th Marine Corps Birthday with CLR-45 in Marietta Ga. The Ball was held at the Marriott Northwest Galleria and it was a great time by all. Of course Ambassador Britton received a well deserved standing ovation by the young Marines. 


Montford Point Marine Day August 2022 Smyrna GA.

In an effort to increase awareness of the Montford Point Marines in the local community, Atlanta Chapter 5 hosted our first annual Montford Point Marine Day in Smyrna GA. Original Montford Point Marines Ambassador Theodore Britton Jr and Mr. James Pack were on hand to receive honors from the city of Smyrna in the form of a city proclamation. Guests included the Director of The Atlanta VA, Georgia Department of Veterans Service, and the representatives from the the local Marine unit. 


Memorial Day Program 2022 Lake Oconee

On May 30, 2022, Ambassador Theodore Britton Jr was the guest speaker at the Memorial Day Program hosted by the Del Webb Lake Oconee Veterans Club.

2022 Montford Point Marines Museum Re-opening Ceremony

On April 30, 2022, the Montford Point Museum conducted a re-opening ceremony to show case the renovations that were made to the museum. The museum received significant damage when back to back hurricanes ravaged the area in 2018 and 2019. The Montford Point Marine Museum was established to preserve the legacy of the Montford Point Marines.  Its mission is to collect, record, preserve and display relevant artifacts in a museum setting for public education and viewing.  We have the largest collection of photographs, documents, papers; forever capturing the unique history of African American Marines from 1942 to 1949.

2nd Annual "Preserving the Legacy" Golf Fundraiser

Atlanta Chapter 5 President Johnny Higdon kicks off the opening ceremony and greets golfers and guests at the 2nd annual Preserve the Legacy Golf Tournament Fundraiser. The opening ceremony featured the Color Guard from the local Marine unit CLR-45 located in Marietta Georgia.

Original Montford Point Marine Visits Parris Island

Original Montford Point Marine Theodore Britton Jr. enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1944. He trained at Camp Montford Point because African American Marines were not allowed to train with their white counterparts on Parris Island. Now, over 78 years later, Ambassador Theodore Britton Jr. steps foot on Parris Island and is hosted by the Commanding General of the installation, and he was honored as the Reviewing Official at the recruit graduation.

2021 Veterans Day Parade McDonough Ga

2022 Taste of Mableton Parade

Veterans Cemetery Clean-up Project (Sgt Rodney Davis)


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National Montford Point

Marine Association, Inc.

Atlanta Chapter 5

PO Box 7601

Marietta, GA 30065

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