The National Museum of the Marine Corps

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  1. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    Scheduled to open November 10th is located 30 miles from the White House off I-95 in Virginia. The 181,000 square foot exhibit will display currant and past armaments, aircraft for all vintages. The main focus will be on WW2, Korea, and Viet Nam eras. The Korean exhibit will feature a special climate controlled area that simulates the freezing cold Marines experienced when they protected the Chosin Reservoir, where they stood ground in 12 to 1 odds and won.

    The WW2 exhibit displays many past used articles, the actual items are real and authentic. The Viet Nam era exhibit dwells on the harsh treatment of POW and the armaments used.

    Food will be available in a simulated mess hall and a replica of Tuns Tavern where the Corps started in 1775. Admission will be free, certain areas will require funds to see; there is also to be chapel completed at a later date, located in the Semper Fidelis Park.

    This museum is funded by the Marine Corps and private citizens.