Rusty Dennen covers military affairs and the environment for The Free Lance-Star. .
Marine Corps museum gets big boost
The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation will now be able to finish the final gallery at the acclaimed National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, along with some other projects. The foundation, which oversees the museum off Interstate 95, got its largest individual contribution to date, $12 million. That comes from Timothy T. Day Foundation, according to a press release. The donation will help fund the completion of the 1975 to present gallery, and create the Timothy T. Day Overlook, to be located in Semper Fidelis Memorial Park, which overlooks the museum. The foundation says this lead gift will help cover some of the costs of finishing the National Museum of the Marine Corps’ galleries. It does not cover the total cost of finishing the galleries and other elements that are part of the final development phase. Day, chief executive officer of Bar-S Foods, is a former Marine.