Dave Hugel writes: On October 22, 2009 the Marine Corps dedicated a new Chapel on a rise overlooking the National Museum of the Marine Corps, just outside the front gate of MCB Quantico, Virginia. The MCB Quantico band played at dedication.
Nestled in a wooded area on a rise overlooking the museum, the non-denominational Chapel, officially known as the Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel, will provide a special space for meditation, prayer and remembrance, as well as commemorative services such as funerals and weddings.
Funding for the Chapel was provided by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for those interested in making a donation toward some of the Chapel’s amenities. For more information, contact the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation at www.marineheritage.org.