Thursday, September 10, 2009

National Museum of the Marine Corps Commemorates 9/11

National Museum of the Marine Corps’ Commemoration of 9/11
Friday, September 11, 2009
9:30 a.m.

National Museum of the Marine Corps
18900 Jefferson Davis Highway
Triangle, VA

(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Museum of the Marine Corps will commemorate the eighth anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center by unveiling a new exhibit dedicated to the historic day and the Global War on Terrorism. On September 11, 2009, following a moment of silence at 9:37 a.m. marking the time of the attack on the Pentagon, the Museum will unveil its new exhibit, which includes a Marine Corps flag retrieved from the Pentagon crash site and subsequently flown aboard the shuttle Endeavour’s space mission in December 2001. Other artifacts include a World Trade Center recovery worker uniform; recovery tools and personal artifacts from Ground Zero; damaged structural elements and fragments from the Pentagon; and an analog clock frozen at the time of impact.

Marines from the Museum’s detachment will be on hand with Museum Director Lin Ezell to honor the moment of silence and unveil the exhibit.

Other special exhibits and events taking place this fall at the Museum include “Lima Company Memorial: A Remembrance of Spirit & Choice.” Created by Columbus, Ohio, artist Anita Miller in memory of the 22 Marines and one Navy corpsman of Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, who lost their lives in Iraq in 2005, the exhibition includes life-size paintings of the fallen service members. Honoring one of the hardest hit single units in Operation Iraqi Freedom, the traveling exhibit will be on display at the Museum for several months.

On October 22, 2009, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation will dedicate the Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel, adjacent to the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The non-denominational chapel will serve as a contemplative space where Marines and Americans can remember the sacrifices and honor those who have served the nation. The timber, glass, and stone structure evokes images of improvised field chapels familiar to all Marines and will feature an 8-foot-tall etched glass iconic image of a Vietnam Marine kneeling, as well as a reflecting pool.

For more information on the National Museum of the Marine Corps, call 703-784-6107 or visit

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