National Museum of the Marine Corps

[MUSIC] Welcome to DoDEA News in a Minute. The National Museum of the Marine Corps sits adjacent to Marine Corps Base Quantico, about 35 miles south of Washington, D.C. Its’ mission is to honor the commitment, accomplishments and sacrifices of all Marines; past, present and future. The design of the museum is meant to resemble the iconic photo of the American Flag being raised by five Marines and one Navy Corpsman, during the Battle of Iwo Jima. This fall, as the museum is preparing exhibits commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, they are partnering with DoDEA in a unique way. Four students in Josh Thom’s video communications class at Quantico Middle & High School are getting some real world experience in designing and creating production logos for the museum’s Civil War commemoration. So, you know, we’re doing the equivalent of the MGM Leo the Lion roaring or the Pixar lamp jumping in and through, just something that could be identifiable for every video piece that the museum uses. The idea of my project was to try and show a glimpse of the museum, like little glimpses of it. Basically, what I’m doing is having a camera, basically pan through pictures of the Civil War through the Iraq War right now. The students got a chance to present their ideas to the Director of the Museum, Lin Ezel, who may chose to incorporate one or more of their ideas into some of the Museum’s future projects. I’d say honoring the individual Marine, rather than the everyday. OK. The students will use the feedback from the museum’s director to make revisions to their production logos, and then they will resubmit them to the museum. Each of us has our own strengths and weaknesses, so each one of us is capable of doing different things. We get to learn about the museum and the Marine Corps as we create the videos. We all grow up on Marine Corps bases, so we need to know the history of the Marine Corps. For more information about the museum, or to take a virtual tour on-line, visit their website at That’s all for this edition of DoDEA News in a Minute, thanks for watching. [MUSIC]

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