Does the architecture of this building remind you of a famous war scene? That's right. The building has been designed to remind you of the famous scene of the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima in World War II both on the outside and on the inside of the museum. The day we visited the museum we were lucky enough to meet a marine who fought in the battle of Iwo Jima. This lovely gentleman told us that he is now volunteering at the museum to tell the story of Iwo Jima since the death of his dear wife. He did a great job explaining the battle of Iwo Jima and answering questions of the crowd of visitors. Earlier in the day we had heard him playing the piano outside of Tun Tavern at the museum. He was playing romantic serenades in the fashion of Mancini or Montavani. Very relaxing and lovely.
The granite lobby with the U.S. flag and the marine flag and examples of marine air craft used in various landing operations.
I can never ever leave a museum without checking out the gift shop. On this day I found a giant leggo version of the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima! Hope you enjoyed this virtual tour of the museum. To see more photo of the museum see my blogs for Wednesday morning and Thursday morning of this week. To learn more about the National Marine Corp Museum at Quantico, Virginia go to this site: http://www.mcmuseum.com/
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