Hall of Fame to Host United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon on June 2


The Pro Football Hall of Fame is hosting the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon on Wednesday, June 2 for a public performance as a part of a “Military Appreciation Day” at the Hall.

The USMC Silent Drill Platoon is known for its unique precision drill exhibition requiring the high discipline and professionalism associated with every Marine. The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon is made up of a 24-man rifle platoon wielding hand-polished, 10½-pound M1 Garand rifles with fixed bayonets. Their routine, completed without any verbal commands, concludes with a unique rifle inspection sequence demonstrating elaborate rifle spins and tosses. The platoon performs for visiting dignitaries in Washington, D.C., and in parades and ceremonies across the United States and around the world.

Marines of the Silent Drill Platoon are infantrymen hand selected from the Marching Companies to perform based on physical appearance and ceremonial drill acumen. Experienced Marines have the opportunity for selection as one of two Rifle Inspectors. These inspectors, along with the Platoon Drill Master, are entrusted with keeping and passing on the unique knowledge, history and traditions of the Silent Drill Platoon.

The USMC Silent Drill Platoon, based in Washington D.C., will perform at 2:30 p.m. June 2 on the Hall’s Field Turf, adjacent to the Museum. This performance is free and open to the public.

Additionally, the Marine Corps will bring their semi-truck featuring a Marine equipment display that includes an Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer for guests to check out.


The Hall of Fame’s important mission is to: “Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values and Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE.” The Hall of Fame is proud to honor our nation’s heroes. These men and women exemplify the Hall’s core values of commitment, integrity, courage, respect and excellence with their service to our communities and country. On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, all Military personnel (U.S. Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists and retired military service members) will receive free admission to the Pro Football Hall of Fame by showing their corresponding ID. Every other day of the year, Military personnel receive $5 off admission.