The Memorial's 47th Anniversary Celebration is 8/24/24 with a special performance by Dave Bray USA™. Donate $50 by 8/23 to get a general admission ticket. Click to learn more and get tickets.

This Christmas Honor a Marine

Use the "Buy a Brick" program to donate a brick to the USMC Memorial remodel. Select a brick from the five walkways below.


Your donations are welcome and needed to complete the USMC Memorial. You can donate through our Facebook page or directly on our website.

Memorial Bricks

Bricks are made-to-order with custom inscriptions that purchasers submit at the time of purchase. Their are five walkways to choose from, each honoring a different aspect of service.


The USMC Memorial Foundation holds fundraising auctions on a regular basis. Your gifts can be donated to our dinner auction and the proceeds will then go directly to the foundation.

Donate a brick and support the USMC Memorial remodel

Founded in 1974, completed and dedicated in 1977, the United States Marine Corps Memorial is located in Golden, Colorado. The Memorial’s mission is to honor Marines and remember all who served.

The five walkways represent different aspects of acknowledging service for Marines and the other branches. Four of the walkways are reserved for Marines, the remaining walkway is dedicated to other service members. Veterans (with honorable service) and active duty service members qualify to donate a brick commemorating their service.

Select an individual walkway to purchase a brick or to learn more.

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The Walk of Service

The Walk of Service honors service members from all branches past and present.

The Walk of Valor

The Walk of Valor acknowledges Marines who received 1 of the top five medals of valor.

The Path to Service

The Path to Service honors the reasons of those who choose to become Marines.

The Walk Home

The Walk Home tells the story of Marines returning home after serving.

The Reflection Walk

The Reflection Walk honors Marines who earned the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor.


We need $3.5 million to build the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial expansion.

Donation is simple

Donors can contribute through PayPal or a credit card. It's simple and takes seconds.

2023 deadline

The goal is to have the money raised & complete construction long before the 50th anniversary of the Memorial.

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Marine Stories

The United States Marine Corps Memorial is more than a place of Honor; more than a place of history; more than a place of healing;  it’s a place for YOUR story.  Your story is similar in many ways to others who can’t tell their story because they’re no longer with us or can’t because it’s too difficult or they’re physically unable.  Each of you who are Marines or who served with Marines has a story and it’s important to record that story so others will know they’re freedom wasn’t free, and what each of us gave of ourselves for the love of this country.  Our aim is to share what it is to be a Marine or to have served with Marines as a way to educate the public, especially our youth.  Watch for more stories here as time goes by.

The stories of Marines you will find on this page are just some of the stories we know are out there.

We’d love for you to send your story along with photos to be posted on this site.  It will be used as an educational tool for Young Marine detachments and Scouts to learn about what it means to be a Marine.  Send stories to

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