Through the Timothy T. Day Foundation, Timothy T. Day ’59, chairman and CEO of Bar–S Foods Co. and former Marine captain, provided funding to the United States Marine Corps Heritage Foundation for the building of the Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel at the Quantico Marine Base.
This nondenominational chapel provides a contemplative space where Marines and all visitors can remember the selflessness and sacrifices of those who have served our nation. About 100 general officers, including the Commandant, attended the dedication on Oct. 22, 2009.
Designed by Denver–based Fentress Architects, architects of The National Museum of the Marine Corps, this timber, glass, and stone structure was intended to evoke the improvised field chapels familiar to combat Marines. Further gracing the chapel is a reflecting pool, as well as an eight–foot etched–glass iconic image of a Marine kneeling in prayer. Visitors will find Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel adjacent to the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Semper Fidelis Memorial Park.
“I have always been very proud of my service as a Marine,” Day said. “My wife, Sandy, and I are honored to have been able to assist the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation in fulfilling its mission of preserving the history, traditions, and culture of the Marine Corps.