TRIANGLE, VA. — As the Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel nears completion at the Marine Corps Heritage Center in Quantico, Va., Sgt. Adam Keliipaakaua will nail the final pine bough to the Chapel’s highest point on June 17 at 10:00 a.m.
Building this non-denominational chapel was made possible by a $5 million donation from Tim & Sandy Day and the Timothy T. Day Foundation Inc. of Phoenix, Ariz. Mr. Day is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Phoenix-based Bar-S Foods.
The non-denominational chapel will serve as a contemplative space where Marines and visitors can remember the sacrifices and honor those who have served the nation.
The chapel evokes images of improvised field chapels familiar to all service members. As part of the expansion of the Marine Corps Heritage Center, overseen by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, the official dedication of Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel is slated for Oct. 22.
For more information on Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel and the Marine Corps Heritage Center, visit www.MarineHeritage.org.