Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Marine Corps Museum

What better way to spend the Friday before Memorial Day than to visit the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia?    

In our 15+ years of living in the DC area, it was a place we'd passed a million times while traveling along I95, but never  had visited before. 

It is a very well-done museum that tells the story of the marine corps from the 1770's to modern day.  

The museum is bright and flooded with natural light. 

And the exhibits are interesting to kids and adults alike.

They are also interactive...

and emotionally moving. 

The life-size dioramas were powerful...

and the detail amazing.  This room depicting a war zone in Korea is kept several degrees cooler than the rest of the museum to let visitors,  in a very small way, experience a little of the discomfort that the soldiers experienced during battle.  

This desert war zone  diorama is heated to be uncomfortably warm. 

It is a fantastic museum that instilled in us a newfound appreciation for those who serve in the military.   I will now be recommending it to friends who come to visit the area.      

Even the grounds are peaceful and beautiful.   

It was a great way to engage the kids in conversations about how blessed we are to live in a land that is free.  Free because of the sacrifices of so many.  

God Bless America! 

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1 comment:

Jennifer McArthur said...

Cool! I'd didn't know about this museum!

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