Provided by Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation and the National Museum of the Marine Corps will commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11, with events Sept. 11 to 12, 2021.
The foundation will show the dramatic film “Zero Dark Thirty” (2012) Saturday, Sept. 11 at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, Sept 12 at 1:30 p.m. The docudrama will screen in the National Museum of the Marine Corps’ Giant Screen Certified Medal of Honor Theater. Tickets cost $9 for military ticket and $11 for regular ticket. Click here to view the trailer, purchase tickets and more.
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director, and director of “The Hurt Locker,” the film chronicles the story of a CIA agent leading the 10-year hunt for Osama bin Laden. The film reveals the cruelty of the War on Terror – and just when it seems that all hope of finding bin Laden has faded, an old clue leads the agent’s team right to his doorstep.
A wreath laying ceremony will be held at the Museum’s 9/11 exhibit at 9:30 a.m. on Sept/ 11.
At 11:00 a.m. in the Medal of Honor Theater, a panel of individuals who experienced the tragic events of that day will share their stories. The panel includes the Counsel to the Commandant of the Marine Corps, former FBI Special Agents, a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Lieutenant, and a retired Airborne Ranger.
All visitors are encouraged to visit the museum’s 9/11 exhibit. Among the artifacts in this exhibit are a piece of limestone from the Pentagon and an I-beam from the World Trade Center. Other artifacts include items recovered from the Pentagon in the aftermath of the attack.
The 9/11 memorial in Semper Fidelis Memorial Park offers visitors another opportunity for remembrance and respect. The park is open day from 6:00 a.m. until dusk.
All events except the Zero Dark Thirty showings are free and open to the public. All visitors over the age of 2 are required to wear a mask inside the Museum.
The Museum is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. The National Museum of the Marine Corps, under the command of Marine Corps University, preserves and exhibits the material history of the U.S. Marine Corps; honors the commitment, accomplishments, and sacrifices of Marines; supports recruitment, training, education, and retention of Marines; and provides the public with a readily accessible platform for the exploration of Marine Corps history. It is located at 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle, and open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily except Dec. 25. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call 703-784-6107 or visit usmcmuseum.com.