Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.

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Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. is located at 8th and I streets SE in Washington, D.C..

Established by the U.S. Marine Corps in 1801, it is an historical site and home to the Commandant and to enlisted Marines who perform ceremonial functions, such as honor guards and funeral escorts. The Marines assigned to the D.C. barracks must meet strict height and weight standards, since they perform in ceremonial parades at the barracks every Friday evening during the summer and at other times at the Marine Corps War Memorial (a.k.a. the "Iwo Jima Memorial") in Rosslyn, VA, near Arlington National Cemetery. The evening parades and the ceremonies at the War Memorial are open to the public.

"8th and I" has been the home of the U.S. Marine Band since the barracks' establishment in 1801 and the residence of the Commandant since 1806, when the Commandant's House was completed.

Square 927, now the block surrounded by 8th & I, and 9th & G Streets S.E., was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, and was then designated a National Historic Landmark by the Department of the Interior in 1976.

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