veterans’ day every day

The fog of warHappy 250th anniversary (yesterday) to the U.S. Marines, and happy Veterans Day today to so many heroes among us!

Here is a peak at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, which opened in 2006 in Quantico, VA, just south of Washington, D.C. and immediately off I-95.  It has understandably become one of Virginia’s top tourist draws.

I was able to visit on my recent roadtrip 2,000 miles up the East Coast, recently posted as Border & Bug Patrol 1.  Sempre Fi! – a great motto for a nation struggling to maintain the rule of law.  [please hover over images for captions]

About Ben

Ben Batchelder has traveled some of the world's most remote roads. Nothing in his background, from a degree in Visual & Environmental Studies at Harvard to an MBA from Wharton, adequately prepared him for the experiences. Yet he persists, for through such journeys life unfolds. Having published four books that map the inner and exterior geographies of meaningful travel, he is a mountain man in Minas Gerais, Brazil who comes down to the sea at Miami Beach, Florida. His second travel yarn, To Belém & Back, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. For more, visit

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