Marine Museum gets $12M to Tell of Recent Wars

June 19, 2012

The chairman and CEO of meat producer Bar-S Foods Co. is giving $12 million to help complete exhibits about Marines who served since Vietnam at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in northern Virginia.

Timothy T. Day announced the gift from his foundation Tuesday. The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is working to add new galleries to the Marine museum near Washington to recognize those who served since 1975.

New galleries are scheduled to open in 2017. They will include exhibits on Marines' history in Beirut, Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Somalia and more than a decade of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. The foundation is working to raise $64 million to complete the project.

The museum group says Day's gift also will fund an overlook in a memorial park.

The comments sections of are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 159620145 -
Gray Television, Inc.