What is the significance of the Will Perdue POW/MIA Tribute Softball Tournament?

Will Perdue was a respected member of the Royal Gorge Marine Corps League and a visionary who played a pivotal role in establishing and nurturing the League's presence in Cañon City. By naming the tournament in his honor, the event pays tribute to his service, his contributions to the Marine Corps League, and his lasting impact on the community.

Will Perdue's legacy is celebrated annually, reminding participants and spectators alike of the values he embodied: dedication, service, and camaraderie. The tournament also serves an essential role in raising awareness for Prisoners of War (POW) and those Missing in Action (MIA), ensuring that their memory is kept alive and their sacrifice is never forgotten.

Through this event, the Royal Gorge Marine Corps League Detachment 1318 highlights the ongoing efforts to account for all servicemembers who have not yet returned home, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for the sacrifices made by these individuals and their families.

Beyond its commemorative significance, the Will Perdue POW/MIA Tribute Softball Tournament brings together Marines, their families, and the broader community in a spirit of friendly competition and fellowship. It serves as a platform for building and strengthening relationships within the community, promoting physical fitness, and providing an opportunity for veterans and civilians alike to connect in a supportive and engaging environment.

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