Dedication Ceremony for completion of phase 1 of the Montford Point Marine Memorial, at Lejeune Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville, North Carolina. This event was held on July 29, 2016, and was attended by original members of the Montford Point Marines from World War 2.

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“We must continue to champion the cause for the preservation of the legacy. For this is not just Black history, or Marine Corps History. This is American History, and the World should know.”

– Dr. James T. Averhart Jr., Past National President of MPMA, Inc.

“Despite being denied many basic rights, the Montford Point Marines committed to serve our country with selfless patriotism... Embodying the Mari ne Corps motto of Semper Fidelis, Always Faithful, these heroes paved the way for future generations of warriors, regardless of background, to serve in the finest military the world has ever known.”


“The Montford Point Marines’ led the way for future generations of African-Americans... their bravery and perseverance should be remembered as an example of patriotism and loyal service despite the significant challenges they faced.

- Senator Richard Burr, North Carolina

“For the last 60 years, these old training grounds at Montford Point, Carolina, have reminded us of the courage, determination, and perseverance of the young men who once stood in formation here.”

– General James Conway, 34th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps

“Every Marine — from private to general — will know the history of those men who crossed the threshold to fight not only the enemy they were soon to know overseas, but the enemy of racism and segregation in their own country.”

- James Amos: 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps

Montford Point Marine Association receives a $330,000 Check contribution from the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund presented by Cornell A. Wilson, Jr. (*) the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. The presentation is a step towards the completion of the National Montford Point Memorial Project located at Camp Johnson, NC memorial gardens.


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Awarded collectively to the Montford Point Marines at a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol Building on June 27, 2012, the Congressional Gold Medal and this bronze version recognize their personal sacrifice and service to their country during World War II.

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The design is very impressive. I love it. So glad my dad was part of this legacy of Marines.- Submitted by Rita Z Thomas

“On behalf of the Virginia Black History Month Association (VaBHMA), I would like to extend my personal congratulations on a job well done! The MP Marines, the MPMA and its members have been the trailblazers for all Americans who have ever worn the uniform of a United States Marine.” - Submitted by William "Bill" Jones

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