THE U.S. MARINE CORPS MEMORIAL DEDICATED TO ALL MARINES AND FMF CORPSMEN FROM EVERY ERA
FIRST MARINE DIVISION IS A LONGSTANDING COMPONENT OF CEREMONIES AT THE MEMORIAL
GUEST SPEAKERS AT THE MEMORIAL ARE HIGHLY DISTINGUISHED MARINES LIKE Colonel John R. Shafer USMC USNORTHCOM J35 Chief, Future Operations Division Speaker, Memorial Day 2014
ROCKY MOUNTAIN RENEGADES FORMATION FLIGHT TEAM
NOTED SINGER HAZEL MILLER PERFORMS THE NATIONAL ANTHEM FOR 2015 CEREMONIES
YOUNG MARINES COMPETE TO BE A PART OF THE IMPRESSIVE "COLOR GUARD"
THE BAG PIPES ARE A TRADITION IN MEMORIAL CEREMONIES
The U.S. Marine Corps Memorial honors the overall service of the Marine Corps as well as specific units, special Marine Corps groups (such as FMF Corpsmen and Women Marines) and pays tribute to individual wars. A time capsule was placed at the Memorial when the Memorial was dedicated in 1976 and will be opened in 2076. There is ample parking for visitors on a daily basis. Ceremonies require off-site parking. The Memorial is open to visitors from dawn to dusk.
The U.S. Marine Corps Memorial Association welcomes constructive comments and assistance in maintaining the site. The Memorial Association is developing major renovation plans for the site and will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Memorial in 2017.