One of the doctrines of this elite fighting fellowship, and one of the themes of this museum, is that the [I][B]Marine affiliation does not break with the end of active service, let alone death: a sense of identification extends over centuries. [/B][/I] Symbols — like the Marine insignia of the eagle, globe and anchor — take on a persistent significance, since every living marine who fought during wartime is also a surviving marine who has seen others fall. In that way too this museum, with all its symbols, is a place of pride and remembrance, a spirit emphasized in the atrium’s central space. (The building is designed by Fentress Bradburn Architects.)