The U.S. Marine Corps' Silent Drill Team brought its crisp moves and perfectly synchronized formations to the National Museum of the Marine Corps Tuesday night.
Hundreds gathered outside the Triangle museum to watch the drill team march and toss their rifles into the air, spinning between their perfectly aligned ranks.
The drill team usually performs at its Washington, D.C. barracks at 8th and I streets but was in Prince William County to conduct a special "Sunset Parade."
The event featured the music of "The Commandant's Own," The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps.
The parade was hosted by Sgt. Maj. Ronald Green, the 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, and honored “all of our civilian Marines who serve throughout the Corps,” according to an announcement on the museum’s website.
The Honorable Robert D. Hogue, counsel for the commandant was the guest of honor.