Semper Fidelis Memorial Park -- Marine Corps Museum Triangle (VA) 2012
Semper Fidelis Memorial Park overlooks the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle (VA).
It is designed to be a place of remembrance and reflection, dedicated to the service of all Marines.
Located on approximately three acres of high ground, the Park is part of the Museum visitor’s experience. Interwoven paths cross and meet at significant rally points where monuments erected to honor various Marine Corps organizations, and those who served in them, provide places for visitors to pause and contemplate.
Commemorative bricks as shown above line portions of the Park's paths.
Family members and friends donate bricks engraved with the names of their loved ones to forever attest to the honor, courage and commitment that embody the Marine Corps. Donations made as part of this program help to finance the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
The Museum is located on a 135-acre site adjacent to the Marine Corps Base at Quantico, and is under the command of the Marine Corps University.
The Museum's exterior design evokes the image of the flag-raisers of Iwo Jima, and beckons visitors to its 120,000-square-foot structure.
Image by Ron Cogswell on June 16, 2012, using a Nikon D80 and minor Photoshop effects.