VIOLENT SKIES SYMPOSIUM – THE AIR WAR OVER VIETNAM
HONORING THE SERVICE AND SACRIFICE OF THE AIRMEN THAT FOUGHT IN SOUTHEAST ASIA, 1964-1975
Dumfries, Va (September 14, 2015) - The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is now accepting nominations for its 2016 Annual Awards program. Each year the Foundation presents awards for outstanding, creative work preserving or highlighting an aspect of Marine Corps history, traditions, culture or service. Marines and civilians are both eligible to submit their own entries or the distinguished work of others for consideration. Awards will be presented at the Foundation’s annual award ceremony, April 23, 2016 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The deadline for submissions is January 8, 2016.
Previous winners have included renowned producers and reporters, as well as active duty Marines responsible for extraordinary work. The Annual Awards are presented in 15 categories, including journalism, documentary, literature, screenplay, photography and poetry. A diverse panel of experts from major regional and national media outlets, authors, noted photographers and Marines, will review the awards submissions. For a detailed list of the awards as well as the submission requirements, please visit: http://www.marineheritage.org/Awards.asp.
“The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s Annual Awards program spotlights the artists who have created remarkable work that depicts, advances and preserves Marine Corps life,” said Lt. Gen. Robert R. Blackman, Jr., president and CEO of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. “Photographs, articles, books, movies, poems and all forms of art not only educate our Nation about the history of the Marine Corps, but also connect our citizens to the U.S. Marine Corps and ensure we never forget the sacrifices made by those who have earned the title, Marine.”
Submitting a nomination is free. All winners receive a $1,000 cash prize, a medallion and a commemorative brick along the Semper Fidelis Memorial Park pathway at the Marine Corps Heritage Center, adjacent to the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
About the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation: Dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Marine Corps history, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation was established in 1979 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation supports the historical programs of the Marine Corps in ways not possible through government funds. The Foundation provides grants and scholarships for research and the renovation, restoration, and commissioning of historical Marine Corps artifacts and landmarks. Securing the necessary funding for the complete construction of the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center, located in Triangle, Virginia, is the Foundation’s current primary mission while continuing to provide program support for the Corps’ historical, museum, and educational activities.
The National Museum of the Marine Corps will reopen to the public on Tuesday, September 8 with enhanced health and safety protocols in place. The Museum Store and Tun Tavern will reopen as well on September 8th. Hours are subject to change. The Medal of Honor Theater and Rifle Range remain closed at this time. The Foundation continues to assist donors during this time with reduced staffing.
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