MARINE CORPS PROGRAMS
The Making of a Marine
Witness for yourself the week by week training that forges raw recruits into Marines. See why these young men and women emerge from their intense training possessing an enormous pride and confidence in their Country, their Corps and themselves. They've earned the title MARINE.
BONUS FEATURE: The Challenge (1955)
Fierce Pride in Country & Corps
This video takes you behind the scenes with the Marines of Marine Barracks, 8th & I, Washington, DC. It's an up close look at the selection process, the training, and the performances of the famed ceremonial units of the Silent Drill Platoon and the Drum & Bugle Corps.
BONUS FEATURE INCLUDED: Colonel Truman W. Crawford Tribute, who served as the Director of the D&B from 1973 until his retirement in 1998.
The Evening Parade: Special Bicentennial Edition
Established in 1801, Marine Barracks, Washington, DC is the "Oldest Post of the Corps." Since that time, grand military ceremonies have been held regularly within the site's famed quadrangle. Once such ceremony is the heralded Evening Parade. Performed with an elaborate lighting and spotlight system, this parade first occurred on July 5th, 1957. Since 1958 the event has been a fixed Marine Corps tradition at this post.
BONUS FEATURE: Leatherneck Ambassadors - This program show the participation of the Marine Corps Drum & Bugle Corps at the International Festival of Music, Edinburgh Tattoo in 1958.
The Crucible: Making Marines for the 21st Century
By definition, a crucible is a state of prolonged anguish and privation. As it relates to the making of Marines for the 21st century, it's boot camp's defining moment. It is a final trial by fire designed to push the recruits to their mental and physical limits. Those who meet the challenge of The Crucible will be awarded the cherished emblem of the Corps, the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor.
BONUS FEATURE: Soldiers of the Sea (1939)
The Sunset Parade
On November 10th, 1954 a bronze monument was unveiled at the Arlington National Cemetery. Depicting the flag raising on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, the Marine Corps War Memorial was dedicated "in honor and in the memory of the men of the United States Marine Corps who have given their lives since November 10, 1775. Since September 1956, the Marines from Marine Barracks, Washington, DC have hosted at this site an elaborate military celebration known as The Sunset Parade. The ceremony features performances by the Marine Drum & Bugle Corps and the Marine Silent Drill Platoon.
BONUS FEATURE: Uncommon Valor
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Parris Island: 100 Years of Making Marines
The film celebrates 100 years of training of Marines at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC. It provides the audience with a historical view of this great institution and highlights the impact that the Marines have on the well being and security of the United States. With the use of archival photographs, exclusive never seen before footage, current day interviews, this documentary film celebrates the exemplary physical, military, and leadership training of Marines from World War I to today.