Parris Island - 100 Years of Making Marines


Parris Island: 100 Years of Making Marines The tradition handed down forever A film by Mike Kirk

This commemorative, 56-minute documentary chronicles 100 years of making Marines on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. It provides the audience with a historical perspective of this august institution and highlights the impact the Marines have had locally and globally. The documentary utilizes archival photographs, film, interviews and action footage to illustrate the story of recruit training on Parris Island, celebrating the exemplary physical, military, academic and leadership training that has occurred on Parris Island from World War I to today. Parris Island: 100 Years of Making Marines will provide viewers with an intimate look into the training that engenders the esprit de corps that defines the Marine Corps as our nation’s most respected military service. Semper Fidelis! The documentary was directed and produced by Mike Kirk for the Parris Island Historical and Museum Society, a 501(c)3 with the mission of providing for the preservation, perpetuation, publication and display of objects of historical significance. Be part of us and join today.