Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Honor, Courage, Commitment

The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, VA, just outside of Washington, DC is a destination not only for Marines and their families, but for all interested in history. Dedicated in 2006, it is a tribute to Marines past, present, and future; and provides a valuable history lesson thru the amazing exhibits and interactive displays that represent the battles in which these brave men and women participated.The unique exterior structure of the building architecturally recreates the infamous placing of the American flag on Iwo Jima. It is a sobering thought that our Marine, a member of the 4th Division, was destined to participate in the invasion of Iwo Jima, but while working as a radio operator, he was wounded on the Island of Saipan and transported to a military facility in CA for treatment.
The museum walks you thru the Making of a Marine and then you continue your walk thru history, viewing the different military events that mark our past. The respect and admiration that was shown to our father by the Marines working at the facility was inspiring. In addition, fellow Marines visiting the museum greeted each other, sharing their training and battle history, walking back in time as they reminisced about their experiences.

Find time and take the opportunity to visit this amazing museum, a history lesson, and a look at the future. It is a museum dedicated to the men and women of the Corps and their honor, courage, and commitment to our past, present, and future.

Of particular interest to Cedar was this recreation done entirely in Legos.


Linda J. said...

I have seen large Lego creations in person and they are very impressive. I can certainly tell from your photo the Iwo Jima recreation is exceptional.

Anonymous said...

We've been on holiday in Florida so I'm a bit tardy with this comment, but wanted to thank you for the information about the museum. My 24-year old nephew, a Marine, rang me just the other day to say that he will be leaving CA for a 7-week school at Quantico, and then will be assigned to embassy duty for 3 years. We hope to make it up to VA to see him. This museum (if it's nearby?) would be great to visit.