Memorial Unveiling for Major General Ben Fuller, 15th Commandant
November 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
This will be an unveiling a memorial of the 15th Commandant of the Marine Corps who was from Big Rapids, Major General Ben Fuller.
MG Ben Fuller was the Commandant from 1930 – 1934. It was recently brought to our attention that indeed, one of our native sons was the top Marine. On November 10, 2021, 1100 hrs, we’ll be unveiling a bronze bust of General Fuller by another one of Big Rapids finest, US Navy Rear Admiral Legree, who is still active duty and a 1987 graduate of BR.
It would be a nice touch if someone or many from the Marine Corps League Detachment would be present in attendance. We’re having a meet and greet luncheon with the Admiral right afterwards at our AmVets Post culminating with the cutting of the birthday cake with the traditional sabre to celebrate the Marine Corps birthday.