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Announcements (Last 3 months)
WE ARE OFF AND RUNNING WITH NEW OFFICERS - MAY BRINGS RELAY FOR LIFE - SPRING CREEK FLAG PLACEMENT - MEMORIAL CERMONIES IN BELLEFONE AND BOALSBURG - DET. MEETING MAY 13TH
NITTANY LEATHERNECKS DET HAS A NEW COMMANDANT - MICHAEL CONNELLY - COME TO THE APRIL 8TH MEETING AND SUPPORT MIKE
NITTANY LEATHERNECKS INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS - MARCH 11, 2019 AT CENTRE HALL AMERICAN LEGION - 6:30PM
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The Nittany Leathernecks Detachment (DET 302) - serving in Centre County, Pennsylvania. Det 302 was established October, 1974. The Detachment consists of U.S. Marines and FMF Corpsman active or honorably discharged. The Det's motto is: "Valiant service is not limited to combat."
2nd. Monday of each Month at 1930 Hours (7:30 p.m.) Bellefonte Elks Club 120 West High Street Bellefonte, PA 16823
The Nittany Lion is the mascot of the Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania and its athletic teams. It refers to the mountain lions that once roamed nearby the school, and to Mount Nittany, a local landmark.The origin of the name "Mount Nittany" is obscure, the most commonly accepted explanation being that it is derived of Native American words (loosely pronounced as "neet-a-nee") meaning either "single mountain" or a protective barrier against the elements.
Sculptor Heinz Warnecke was retained to carve the lion at the site from a thirteen-ton block of limestone. The sculpture was formally unveiled on October 24, 1942. The shrine has come to be one of the most visited and photographed sites, not just on campus, but also in the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.