Marine Corps Museum Honors Women In Service With Statue | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Marine Corps Museum Honors Women In Service With Statue

Play associated audio
The National Museum of the Marine Corps received a life-sized monument to honor the service of women in the military.
Markette Smith
The National Museum of the Marine Corps received a life-sized monument to honor the service of women in the military.

The first female statue at Semper Fidelis Park outside the National Museum of the Marine Corps was dedicated this week. Molly Marine, a life-sized monument to the service of women in the Marine Corps, is located near her iconic counterpart, Iron Mike.

Lt. Gen. Carol Mutter, the first three-star general in the U.S. military, was there to celebrate.

"There are four major icons in the Marine Corps here — male Marines — that everybody in the Marine Corps has always heard about," said Mutter. "And women have always been a smaller percentage of the Marine Corps, so not everybody understands what they have done, and the contributions are so extraordinarily important to us."

The statue is one of only four Molly Marines in the country, and the first to find a permanent position of honor at the National Marine Museum.

NPR

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.
NPR

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.
WAMU 88.5

With Protest Against Congressman, Activists Take A Stand For D.C. Home Rule

This protest was presumably about marijuana decriminalization, but home rule seemed to be the overarching theme.
NPR

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.