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The two RV Gypsies visited
The National Museum of the Marine Corps
in Triangle, Virginia
for the second time
August 14, 2014
virginia map
sign: National Museum of the Marine Corps

The National Museum of the Marine Corps is the historical museum of the United States Marine Corps located astride I-95 near Marine Corps Base Quantico in Triangle, Virginia. There is no admission fee and parking at the Museum is free. The Museum Store carries a full line of Marine merchandise. The museum opened on November 10, 2006, and is now one of the top tourist attraction in the state, drawing over 500,000 people annually. The museum replaces both the Marine Corps Historical Center in the Washington Navy Yard, which closed on July 1, 2005, and the Marine Corps Air-Ground Museum in Quantico, Virginia, which closed on November 15, 2002.

the motto Semper Fidelis
sign about The Marines' Hymn

Lee Duquette at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

Lee Duquette approaching the National Museum of the Marine Corps
Lee Duquette approaching the National Museum of the Marine Corps

Below: Displays of military aircraft high in the air inside the Leatherneck Gallery of the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

airplane

Karen took different views of the planes in the Leatherneck Gallery. Some photos were taken from below, and some from the balcony.

fighter plane
fighter plane
Marines in their airplane
fighter plane

Below: view of a fighter plane from below and view from the balcony.

fighter plane
fighter plane

Below: more views from below and from the balcony

fighter planes
fighter planes
Capt. Morgan quote
Major General Lowe quote
General Douglas MacArthur quote

Ground displays in the Leatherneck Gallery of the museum - from below and from the balcony.

ground display
tank
Marine heloicopter
Marine heloicopter

Lee Duquette still ready for action today.

Lee Duquettelaughing clipart dude
Lee Duquette
USA flag in lights
a tank from long ago

Replica of Iwo Jima Monument.
It is behind glass so it was
hard to photograph.

Plans for a major expansion
to include sections on
more modern Marine Corps history.

Iwo Jima replica
additions coming soon to the Marine Museum

Lee inside a mock-up of a landing craft, similar to one he was on when he was in the Marines.

Lee Duquette inside a mock-up of a landing craft

Lee's speciality when he was in the Marine Corps was the M-60 Machine Gun.

M-60 Machine Gun
sign about the M-60 Machine Gun

Below: Flashback - Lee with his M-6- machine gun 

hot stuff clipartFlashback - Lee Duquette with his M-60 machine gunĀ 

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 USA flagBelow: A piece of the World Trade Center I-Beam.

sign about A piece of the World Trade Center I-Beam
A piece of the World Trade Center I-Beam

the USA flagBelow: Pentagon Building Fragment

sign about the Pentagon Building Fragment
Pentagon Building Fragment

Below: A model of the National Museum of the Marine Corps and its proposed expansions. Check out the neat reflection (of an upside down Lee) in the photo below on the right.

A model of the National Museum of the Marine Corps
A model of the National Museum of the Marine Corps

Lee explores the grounds of the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

yes
Once a Marine ... Always A Marine ..... The Proud
-- The Few

Lee Duquette: Then

Lee Duquette:
Then and Now - Always Amazing.

Lee Duquette: NOw
The National Museum of the Marine Corps
proud Marine quote on a wall
Hero dog memorial
battle colors of the Marine Corps

Below: The Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel

Lee Duquette at The Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel
the bell at The Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel

The Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel and the etching on the window

Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel
the etching on the window
the etching on the window
The Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel plaque

Below: monuments/memorials on the grounds of the National Museum of the Marine Corps

monument; Soldiers of the sEa
small war manument
marine monument
Desert Shield monument
Navy Corrpsmen monument
Navy Chaplain  monument
HMM 362 Uglly Angels Vietnam plaque

Sign: The Chesty Puller Overlook and statue

Sign: The Chesty Puller Overlook
The Chesty Puller statue
The Chesty Puller sign
China Marine monument

Below: Iwo Jima Monument on the roadside near the National Museum of the Marine Corps. in Triangle, Virginia.

Iwo Jima Monument
Iwo Jima Monument

Below: Entrance to Quantico - crossroads of the Marine Corps.

Entrance to Quantico - crossroads of the Marine Corps

NOTE: If you came here from the 2019 Marine Corps Virginia page, or you want to see completely different photos of this same place, please go to the 2019 page now. The 2019 page is worth a visit and has a link back to here. Otherwise, continue on to the rest of the 2014 adventures listed below.

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Menu for the two RV Gypsies in Virginia
August 6-17, 2014
You may visit these 17 sections in any order you choose.

US Marine Corp emplemNational Museum of the Marine Corps 2014

Snowflex tubing plus a video

the cities of Lynchburg & Madison Heights

A bike ride on the Riverwalk

The Singing Tower in Luray

downtown Hampton

Gloucester Point Beach Park

Shenandoah National Park

Luray Caverns - flashback

Enchanted Dragon Mirror Maze

Skyline Caverns in Front Royal

U.S. Navy emblemHampton Harbor Cruise, Naval Ships & Fort Wool

pizzaAngela's Italian Restaurant

4 CAMPGROUNDS THE TWO RV GYPSIES STAYED AT IN VIRGINIA
August 2014.

Chesapeake Bay RV Resort - TT

Lynchburg Thousand Trails Campground

Prince William Forest RV
in Dumfries

check it outlook below

go to the next adventure of the two RV GypsiesAFTER you have viewed all seventeen (17) sections above, please continue on to the adventures of the two RV Gypsies in Maryland.