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The National Museum of the Marine Corps

You are invited to follow in the footsteps of Marines from the yellow footprints that young recruits must fill at boot camp to the boot prints left in the sands of Pacific island beaches during World War II, in the snow of the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War, and in the red dirt of Hill 881 South in Vietnam. Admission and parking are free. Guided tours are run daily and a free audio tour is also available. Wheelchairs are available upon request. VIP tours and special educational programs are available. The Museum Store carries a full line of Marine themed merchandise and the Mess Hall and Tun Tavern offer a variety of refreshments. Open daily 9am-5pm except Christmas.

Free admission. Free parking.

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Pouches' Community Corner

This month Pouches learned about a very important resource for families who have lost loved ones to sudden tragedy, an organization called LLOST.

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The foundation has helped 44 hospitals in 22 states through their Treasured Memories program. The program sends nurses to bereavement training, and provides or supplements the $55 memory boxes that include clothes, booties, handknot blankets, pictures, foot prints, hand prints, clipped hair and other mementos.

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