Beirut Memorial Ceremony To Honor Fallen Servicemen

On the 23rd day of October, the anniversary of the Beirut Bombing, a special ceremony will be held to honor fallen service members and survivors of the 1983 terrorist bombing.

So many from Camp Lejeune died in the terrorist attack that claimed a total of 241 American Marines and Sailors. Friday morning's ceremony will take place at the Beirut Memorial in Jacksonville at 10:30 AM. The Marine Corps League will hold a public Beirut memorial wreath laying ceremony at the Beirut marker at Camp Geiger at 2 PM.


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  • by Amy Location: Swansboro on Oct 23, 2009 at 04:29 PM
    Thank you to all who think of us and especially pray for us today. My Dad was killed in the bombing and I miss him everyday. God Bless those who serve and protect this country.
  • by Jenny Page Nelson Location: Bethel on Oct 23, 2009 at 03:57 PM
    My late husband, Cpl. Ray Page was one of the fallen soldiers that day. So many people do not remember that attack on our marines. It is so sad. These men deserve to be remembered just as the soldiers that have died in Iraq and Afganistan. These men were on a peacekeeping mission and should be remembered as such. 1st Blt. 8th Marines will always be remembered in my heart. God Bless the USA! SEMPER FI!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 23, 2009 at 02:25 PM
    Well, Mr. Hendrickson, there are those who will not tell you "thanks." You will find that out on your own. I feel sorry for all of you who have duped into believing all of the propoganda.
  • by Chip Location: SC on Oct 23, 2009 at 09:54 AM
    I remember them everyday. It seems like just yesterday that I woke up to the news. God bless them all, that goes for family and friends as well.
  • by John Hendrickson Location: Goldsboro on Oct 23, 2009 at 09:04 AM
    I agree with Pamela. I know that this happened 26 years ago and that alot of people have frogotten about it but as a surviors son, this is truely upsetting. I remember this topic getting alot of news coverage and all the channels being out to cover this event. I remember cameras being against the wall to capture the families paying their respect to their fallen loved ones. I think that we should not froget that this was one of the first terrorist attacks. We are still fighting the same war today. I now wear the uniform and have found that when you do there are always people out telling you thank you. I personnally like to hear it, it gives me a sense of purpose. We don't raise our hands for the money or the fame. We raise it because we believe in what we do.
  • by GhostRecon Location: Use to Be Onslow on Oct 23, 2009 at 08:43 AM
    I will never ever forget this event.... A class mate lost their father because of this. Saying they were crushed is the understatement of a life time....
  • by Carl Location: n. redington bch, fl on Oct 23, 2009 at 08:27 AM
    God Bless the families of those that gave their lives in lebanon.
  • by Pamela on Oct 23, 2009 at 07:56 AM
    Everyone comments on all the stories out there but not on something honoring those who gave their lives for our country. Wake up people give honor to those who have given the ultimate gift so that you CAN speak your mind....Thank you to ALL who protect us in our armed forces...May God be with you!!
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