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Ongoing Events and Temporary Exhibits at the Museum
“Operation Urgent Fury: Invasion of Grenada”
This exhibit features photographs and artifacts chronicling the multi-national invasion of the Caribbean island of Grenada, which began on October 25, 1983.

Increasing violence, political instability, and rumors of a strong Soviet-Cuban presence on the island caught the attention of U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Of most concern for the United States was the safety of approximately 1,000 U.S. students at St. George's Medical School. Though the U.S. forces quickly secured the airfields, rescued Governor General Paul Scoon, and evacuated the American students, Operation Urgent Fury left 19 U.S. servicemen dead, including three Marines.
On display through May 15, 2014
“9/11 - We Remember”
The National Museum of the Marine Corps commemorates the anniversary of 9/11 with the temporary exhibit "9/11 - We Remember," which features an I-beam from the World Trade Center and a Pentagon building fragment as well as inspiring stories of extraordinary efforts that have been taken to keep America safe since that fateful day.

The exhibit invites visitors to share their memories of the day that ushered in a "new reality" for all Americans while also paying tribute to a generation that has borne the burden of our security during a decade of war.

The exhibit also pays tribute to the resilience of the American people and the stubborn defiance of the Corps and its Marines. Visitors will see that defiance in the display of a Marine Corps flag found standing upright near a sheered edge of the Pentagon, maintaining a silent vigil over the rubble of the damaged building. The flag, like the Marines it represents and the Nation they serve, never faltered under the terrorist attack.
On display until Spring of 2014

April 2014
Saturday, April 26 Special Event — 2014 Annual Awards Dinner

The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation's


Celebrating a History of Excellence

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

6:00 – Reception
7:00 – Dinner and Program

Black Tie or Military Evening Dress

$85.00 per ticket

Kindly RSVP by April 11, 2014 via email at or 703.640.6334
Sunday, April 27 Special Event — Ridgewood High School Band

The Ridgewood High School Chamber Ensembles will perform a variety of original contemporary works along with arrangements of popular music.
10:30 am - 11:30 am

May 2014
Saturday, May 10 Family Day — World War I
Learn about the "significance of the poppy" and make your own to take home with you!
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Thursday, May 15 Special Event — Law Enforcement Reception
The National Museum of the Marine Corps invites all law enforcement personnel to our complimentary appreciation reception (Open to law enforcement officers only)

Guest Speaker:  Christopher “Todd” Doss, Acting Assistant Director of the FBI Laboratory

Hors d'oeuvres, Beef carving station, Cash bar
5:00 - 8:00 pm

Please contact Brittany Deaton at 703-649-2350 or
Sunday, May 25 Special Event — Band of America's Few
The Band of America's Few will perform traditional & patriotic music on the Museum's parade deck.
10:30 am

June 2014
Saturday, June 14 Family Day — Marine Corps Animals!
Bring your kids to learn about the contributions animals have made to the Marine Corps, and help them make and take their own animal craft.
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

July 2014
Saturday, July 12 Family Day — World War II
Bring your children to learn about Marines in World War II and the contributions of the Navajo Code Talkers.  Fun hands-on activities and crafts will focus on code breaking.
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

August 2014
Saturday, August 9 Family Day — Marines in Sports
12:00pm - 3:00pm

September 2014
Saturday, September 13 Family Day — Robotics
12:00pm - 3:00pm

October 2014
Saturday, October 11 and
Sunday, October 12
Special Event — Model Trains
9:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday, October 25 Special Event — Halloween Celebration
12:00pm - 2:00pm

November 2014
Saturday, November 8 Family Day — Modern Marine
12:00pm - 3:00pm

December 2014
Saturday, December 13 Special Event — Christmas Special Event
Time TBD

All Family Programs Are Free Of Charge
National Museum of the Marine Corps
18900 Jefferson Davis Highway
Triangle, VA 22172
Toll Free: 1.877.635.1775

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