A Tribute to Major Richard J. Gannon II '95, with President David Skorton; General John M. Paxton Jr. '73, USMC, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps; and Lt General Robert Blackman '70, USMC (Ret), President & CEO of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.
Please join us at the dedication of Major Gannon's name on the Commandant's Circle at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, Virginia, on Sunday, March 30.
o Arrive during the afternoon.
Registration and docent tours will be available from 3 to 4:30 pm. (Note, you could easily spend 2-3 hours at the museum and grounds.)
o 5 pm. Ceremony honoring Major Gannon with President Skorton, Generals Paxton and Blackman, and Mrs. Sally Gannon.
o 5:30 to 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception with open bar and hors d'oeuvres.
Major Richard Gannon '95 was one of two Cornellians who have died in the service of our country in Iraq and Afghanistan.
He was on his second combat tour in Iraq as a company commander and was relieving a besieged position in Anbar Province on April 17, 2004. He went to the aid of a mortally wounded Marine and died in the ensuing firefight. For his actions that day, he was awarded the Silver Star by the President of the United States. Major Gannon left behind his wife, Sally, and four children.
Please join us as we remember Cornell and our military community.
National Museum of the Marine Corps
The National Museum of the Marine Corps
is a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines--past, present and future. Situated on a 135-acre site adjacent to Marine Corps Base Quantico and I-95, the museum's soaring design evokes the image of the flag-raisers of Iwo Jima and beckons visitors to this 120,000 square foot museum with world-class interactive exhibits.
: Business causal
$30 - Event and reception with hors d'oeuvres and open bar.
$50 - Tour bus from Union Station and Springfield Metro, plus event and reception.
You can pay online or by check.
Check - Payable to "Cornell Club of Washington" and mail to Steve Piekarec, 2535 West Meredith Drive, Vienna, Virginia 22181.
Tour Bus to Quantico
We will be providing tour bus service from Union Station and the Springfield Metro. The bus will depart Union Station around 2:15 PM and return after the ceremony about 8 PM, stopping at the Springfield Metro each way.
The National Museum of the Marine Corps is located in the town of Triangle, VA, just off I-95, 36 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 76 miles north of Richmond, VA.
Parking at the museum is free.
: There is substantial highway construction on I-95 south of the Beltway, so please allow a little extra time even on the weekend.
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