Fly Marines! The Centennial of Marine Corps Aviation: 1912-2012

Closed on January 13, 2013

Honor, Courage, and Commitment are the basic principles embraced by all Marines. Along with a dose of gritty realism, those principles are reflected in the thousands of works of art held by the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

"Fly Marines!" presents a broad selection of works from this collection that documents the history of Marine aviation from its birth and growth in the early 20th century, through the two world wars, the Korean and Vietnam wars, and the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, to the present day. The exhibition also includes several works and artifacts from the collections of the National Air and Space Museum.

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