An Over-the-Top Quote – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Letters Q or R

This is our entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Letters Q or R.

Last Sunday we visited the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia. The circular Leatherneck Gallery is the first exhibit space seen after entering. Around the top of this gallery, directly below the windows (that rise to the iconic Iwo Jima stainless steel spire seen from miles away) are famous quotes from the long history of the Marines. This is one of the quotes, attributed to First Sergeant Dan Daly as he led his company “over the top” of earthworks in charging the Germans during the Battle of Belleau Wood in World War I.  For his service in this battle, he received the Navy Cross. Daniel Joseph “Dan” Daly (1873 – 1937), who also received the Medal of Honor twice, for two separate conflicts, rose to the rank of Sergeant Major.

If the Marine Corps Museum could be distilled into a single quote, this would be that quote.

Do you want to live forever?

This photo was taken on April 23, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus Tough TG-4, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/200 sec, 13.47 mm

For more photos from this museum, see our earlier post National Museum of the Marine Corps.

6 thoughts on “An Over-the-Top Quote – Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Letters Q or R”

      1. I guess it is funny. I experienced it looking high up the wall, finding the quote, then looking up farther to the windows. But looking at the picture as it is posted, I see what you mean.

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