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Semper Fidelis Memorial Park

National Museum of the Marine Corps

 
 
Semper Fidelis Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 12, 2021
1. Semper Fidelis Memorial Park Marker
Inscription.  
A place to honor, remember and reflect on those who have preceded us

[The park features a walk with a series of plaques stating Marines operations:]
American Revolution
1776: Continental Ships Alfred and Cabot vs. HMS Glasgow
1777: Assunpink Creek, New Jersey
1777: Princeton, New Jersey
1778: Continental Ship Ranger vs. HMS Drake
1778: Mississippi River Expedition
1778: Whitehaven Raid, England
1779: Penobscot Bay, Maine

Quasi-War with France
1799: Constellation vs. L'Insurgete
1800: Constellation vs. La Vengeance

Barbary Wars
1801-1804: Tripoli Harbor
1805: Derna

War of 1812
1812: USS Constitution vs. HMS Guerrier
1812: USS Constitution vs. HMS Java
1813: Craney Island, Virginia
1813: Fort George, Canada
1813: Lake Erie
1813: USS Chesapeake vs. HMS Shannon
1814: Baltimore, Maryland
1814: Bladensburg, Maryland
1814: St. Leonard's Creek, Maryland
1814: USS Wasp vs. HMS Reindeer
1815: New Orleans, Louisiana

Piracy Suppression
1827: Cyclades Islands, Greece
1832:

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Quallah Battoo, Sumatra

Seminole War
1837: Hatchee-Lustee River, Florida

Mexican-American War
1847: Chapultepec, Mexico
1847: La Mesa, California
1847: Tabasco River

Contingency Operation
1859: Harpers Ferry, Virginia

Civil War
1862: Drewry's Bluff, Virginia
1863: Port Hudson, Louisiana
1864: Mobile Bay, Alabama
1865: Fort Fisher, North Carolina

Contingency Operation
1871: Salee River Forts, Korea

Prelude to Spanish-American War
1898: USS Maine

Spanish-American War
1898: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
1898: Manila Bay, Philippines

1st Nicaraguan Campaign (1912)
1912: Barranca Hills, Nicaragua
1912: Masaya, Nicaragua

Contingency Operation
1914: Vera Cruz, Mexico

Haitian Campaign
1915: Fort Riviere, Haiti
1915: Northern Haiti

Santo Domingo
1916: Santo Domingo

World War I
1918: Belleau Wood, France
1918: Blanc Mont
1918: Meuse-Argonne
1918: Soissons, France
1918: Vladivostok, Russia

2nd Nicaraguan Campaign
1926: Blue Fields, Nicaragua
1927: Ocotal, Nicaragua
1928: Coco River, Nicaragua
1928: El Chipotle, Nicaragua
1928: Quilali, Nicaragua
1930: Jinotega, Nicaragua

World

American Revolution: 1776: Continental Ships Alfred and Cabot vs. HMS Glasgow image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 12, 2021
2. American Revolution: 1776: Continental Ships Alfred and Cabot vs. HMS Glasgow
War II
1941: Iceland
1941: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
1941: Wake Island
1942: Bataan
1942: Coral Sea
1942: Corregidor
1942: Guadalcanal-Tulagi
1942: Makin Raid
1942: Midway
1943: Bougainville
1943: New Britain
1943: New Georgia
1943: Tarawa
1944: Eniwetok
1944: Guam
1944: Peleliu
1944: Roi-Namur
1944: Saipan
1944: Tinian
1945: Iwo Jima
1945: Okinawa

Korean War
1950: Chosin Reservoir
1950: Inchon
1950: Naktong River, Korea
1951: The Punchbowl
1952: Bunker Hill
1952: The Hook
1953: Nevada Cities

Vietnam War
1962: Operation Shufly
1965: Da Nang, RVN
1965: Operation Starlite
1967: Con Thien
1968: Dai Do
1968: Hue City
1968: Khe Sanh
1969: Operation Dewey Canyon
1972: Easter Offensive
1975: Koh Tang Island, Cambodia
1975: Operation Frequent Wind/Eagle Pull

Cold War
1983: Beirut, Lebanon
1983: Grenada
1989: Panama

Desert Shield/Storm
1991: Desert Storm
1991: Al-Khafji

Contingency Operation
1992: Somalia
1994: Haiti
1995: Bosnia
1999: Kosovo
Global War on Terrorism
2001: Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan
2002: Kandahar, Afghanistan
2003: An-Nasiriyah, Iraq
2003:

Quasi-War with France: 1799: Constellation vs. L'Insurgente image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 12, 2021
3. Quasi-War with France: 1799: Constellation vs. L'Insurgente
Baghdad, Iraq
2003: Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq
2003-2010: Anbar Province, Iraq
2004: An-Najaf
2004: Fallujah
2006: Ramadi
2009: Operation Khanjar
 
Erected by Alfred Lerner.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 38° 32.657′ N, 77° 20.434′ W. Marker is in Triangle, Virginia, in Prince William County. Memorial can be reached from Jefferson Davis Highway (Route 1) 0.1 miles south of Joplin Road (Virginia Route 619), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Quantico VA 22134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kwanzan Cherry Tree (a few steps from this marker); Molly Marine (a few steps from this marker); The Boys of '67 (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th USMC Officers Basic Class 1948 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller (within shouting distance of this marker); The Marine Corps League (within shouting distance of this marker); Denig's Demons Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II U.S. Marine Raiders (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Triangle.
 
Barbary Wars: 1801-1804: Tripoli Harbor image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 12, 2021
4. Barbary Wars: 1801-1804: Tripoli Harbor
War of 1812: 1812: USS Constitution vs. HMS Guerriere image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 12, 2021
5. War of 1812: 1812: USS Constitution vs. HMS Guerriere
Piracy Suppression: 1827: Cyclades Islands, Greece image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 12, 2021
6. Piracy Suppression: 1827: Cyclades Islands, Greece
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 15, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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