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The Marines’ Memorial Club A LIVING MEMORIAL


The Marines’ Memorial


Association, a


non-profit Veterans organization, exists to provide a living memorial honoring all Veterans who serve honorably, remembering and honoring the service and


sacrifices of those who have gone


before, educating the public about


those sacrifices, and providing services to those who


continue to serve. continues on page 34 Crossroads Spring 2012 3


The Marines’ Memorial Club in San Francisco has, for sixty-six years, stood in honor of the memory of American war heroes. The Club, just one block off Union Square at 609 Sutter Street, is in the heart of downtown San Francisco. This hand- some Beaux Arts-style building, which enjoys San Francisco’s protected landmark status, provides a sanctuary for those who wish to take a pause and to honor the valor of Veterans who were killed while in military service for their country. Just as the Marine Corps preserves its traditions, the Marines’ Memorial Club maintains historical and emotional remnants of past conflicts and heroism.


The founders of the Club recognized three com- ponents to a living memorial: historical, emotional, and business. There was also an awareness that these three functions of the Club might overlap and complement each other. The creativity of the original founders devised the framework for the Club to survive in perpetuity.


The Club’s original charter specified, as a tribute to Marine Corps heroes, the establishment and maintenance of a museum. Over time, the atmosphere and ambiance of the entire building has fulfilled this historical function.


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