Phase I of construction, Reflection and Celebration Park, dedicated on May 6, 2016, features the world’s largest bronze Eagle, Globe and Anchor sculpture, standing at a staggering 13 feet high with an 11 foot wingspread and weighing 2,500 pounds. Tribute bricks, available for purchase in honor or memory of loved ones and friends, line the Byrd Family Foundation’s Patriot Walkway in honor and memory of those who serve(d).
Phase I also included the installation of the inground infrastructure for the Museum & Civic Institute as well as award-winning architectural designs and engineering plans.
Phase II is underway, with a campaign goal of $28M to build the 40,000 square foot museum and Civic Institute, and to design and install exhibits, classrooms and theaters, and immersive technology. In addition to commemorating the legacy and the many firsts of the Marines and Sailors who serve(d) in the Carolinas, the Museum and Institute will host a variety of formal and informal events, from promotion, reenlistment and retirement ceremonies, to reunions, Marine Corps and Navy balls, educational workshops, leadership training, symposia, conferences, and other special offerings.
Founded by 29th Commandant General Al Gray, USMC (Ret), Carolina Museum of the Marine/s Civic Institute seeks to inspire principled, committed citizens by bringing together a strong cadre of military and civilian leaders as teachers. Our newest course, Critical Thinking for Leadership and Civic Engagement, launched in January 2019. This immersive course teaches high school students and adults of all ages how to think—not what to think. Students engage in practical applications of critical thinking using current topics and gaining skills, such as clear communication, active listening, and decision-making.
UNDERSTAND the concepts and ideals upon which our nation was founded,
APPRECIATE the history of our nation empowered by private energies and public responsibilities,
DEVELOP critical thinking skills that support civil discourse and effective civic participation,
RECOGNIZE AND RESPECT our differences while valuing what we all have in common as Americans,
CELEBRATE our enduring form of government and the individual freedoms that make it possible.
The Founding Principles of the United States
Understanding the American Constitution
Leading Self, Leading Others
History of Political Thought and Economic Thought
Ethics at Home, School, and Work
The Houle School – summer fitness, civics and leadership programs for middle and high school students
Want to be a part of our exciting mission? Contact our Executive Director, Ashley Danielson at 910-937-0033 extension 11 or by email at email@example.com. Contributions may be made online at Make a Donation. Thank you for investing in the legacy!