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Welcome to the Legion of Mars!
Welcome to the Legion of Mars! New Orleans' only Military-themed Krewe 
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Membership in the Krewe for 2017-2018

Want to be a member of the only Military-themed Mardi Gras Krewe in New Orleans?  It’s easy and we have some of the lowest dues in the city!  We have modified our membership fees, and now all riders must be members, unless they are a first-time guest of a member. 

Individual Membership:

  • Non-Riding:  $350.  One membership, 2 invitations to our ball
  • Riding: $450.  One membership, 2 invitations to our ball
Couples Membership:
  • Non-Riding:  $500Two memberships with 2 invitations to our ball
  • Riding:  $700.  Two memberships, 2 invitations to the ball and riding fees for both members
Junior Membership (must be under 30 in CY of ball and parade)
  • Non-riding:  $250.  One membership, 2 invitations to our ball
  • Riding:  $350.  One membership, 2 invitations to our ball and the riding fee for the member
All military (current & prior), their families and any friends of the military are cordially invited to join.  We are in our 5th year and are going strong.  We have a great ball and parade, as well as other activities such as a Veteran's Day social (free!), Annual meeting and Crawfish Boil, and various philanthropic events such as laying flags on Veterans' graves for Memorial Day.

Come join the Legion of Mars Mardi Gras Krewe! 

2018 Ball and Parade Photos
Photos from our 2018 Ball and Parade are now posted
under the Photo tab.   
We had a great time at both events, and we hope you 
all did, too.  See you all next year!

2017 Ball Photos and Video
The Court Party and Ball photos are now available on
DropBox... They are free from copyright and can be
downloaded and brought to any photo lab for processing.
The Ball video is still in production and should be ready

2017 Court Party Photos
2017 Ball Photos
2017 Ball Video
Legion of Mars Official Song
The Legion of Mars, upon the gracious performance by
the United States Marine Corps Band in New Orleans,
selects "Mars, Bringer of War" by Gustav Holst as the
Krewe signature anthem.

Performed by John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra, 2006.
The Cincinnatus Club
The Cincinnatus Club was created in order to
honor the past and present members of the
Armed Forces, their families, and to provide
the citizens of New Orleans a military-themed

Mardi Gras krewe. We also encourage
camaraderie among our krewe members by
participating in activities of a patriotic and social nature,
which may benefit military members, their memory, or
their family. Our goal is to be affordable to all members,
be inclusive, and to enjoy the fellowship that military
service brings.

Military Philanthropy

The Cincinnatus Club supports military philanthropic
projects in the Greater New Orleans Area, having our
patriotic members get involved in our local communities.
To learn more about our activities and future projects,
visit our "About Us" tab above.
Purple Heart Donations

We are seeking donations to enable several Purple Heart and WWII veterans to attend the Legion of Mars Ball and/or Parade. To make your donation tax deductible, we have partnered with The Louisiana Military Support Corporation (LMSC) which is a registered 501(c) (3) corporation established to assist military organizations with fund raising. Please make your check payable to the Louisiana Military Support Corporation (LMSC) Purple Heart or WWII sponsor fund. In the memo line, please reference the Cincinnatus Club (Legion of Mars). Your check should then be mailed to:


8905 Ormond Place

River Ridge, LA 70123

Thank you for any contribution you are able to make!

Thank you to Col Hadden for his 2018 Letter of Thanks
to the Legion of Mars.

Entire Team Legion of Mars,

It is hard to find the right words to express our sincere gratitude to all
of you for your gracious hospitality, and friendship.  With a few 
seconds to meet my wife Trish and I you made us feel like family
we had known all of our lives.  You looked out for us, guided us, and 
made us feel like a part of your team, and like we had always shared
this opportunity together.

To everyone, we offer our sincere thanks, and if you are ever visiting
Fort Benning let us know so we can Host you here.  If someone has
pictures of our Motley Purple Heart crew, we would love to get a couple.
For the entire team, What a wild and wonderful Krewe.

Mayo A Biff Hadden III
COL (Ret) Army Special Forces
Purple Heart, Vietnam May 1967 Ashau Valley
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

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