The Striking 6th - Quantico National Cemetery VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme
N 38° 32.461 W 077° 21.636
18S E 294264 N 4268486
Quick Description: A time capsule buried under the brass plaque of the 6th Marine Division's memorial is scheduled to be open on the 100th anniversary of the 6th's landing on Okinawa.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 3/28/2011 2:30:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMB2YW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
A memorial to the Striking 6thClick for related waymark to open in new window sits at the top of the Memorial Pathway in Quantico National CemeteryClick for related waymark to open in new window. Under the 'Sword and Six' plaque embedded in the concrete at the head of the memorial, a time capsule was placed by the 6th Marine Division to be opened on April 1, 2045.

The 6th Marines distinguished themselves at the Battle of Okinawa in WW II and earned the Presidential Unit Citation for their actions. April 1, 2045 is the 100th anniversary of the Sixth's landing on Okinawa.

According to the 6th Marine Division's official websiteClick for related time capsule link to open in new window, the time capsule is to contain artifacts, documents, microfiche, and photographs.

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