In the fall of 2007, a film crew followed the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon as “The Marching Twenty-Four” toured and performed their precision drills in more than a dozen cities, towns, and special places – including national parks -- across the United States. Perhaps you’ve seen the “America’s Marines” commercial that was made from some of the tour highlights and special moments.
Have a close look at the “extended” version of the commercial, which can be seen at this site.
Now then, can you name all of the NPS units shown in this commercial? The first person to correctly identify all of them wins……… our respect and admiration.
Postscript: From May through August, you can see the Silent Drill Platoon perform at sunset and evening parades at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C. It’s located at 8th and I Streets SE.