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Date:
October 23, 2018
Time:
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
Beirut Memorial, Lejeune Memorial Gardens
Address:
Montford Landing Road
Jacksonville, NC 28541
Cost:
Open to the Public
Beirut Observance
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Beirut Memorial Observance

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

October 23, 2018 marks 35 years since the Peace Mission to Beirut Lebanon The Beirut Memorial was a gift from the citizens of Onslow County to honor those men that lived among us and gave so much. A solemn tribute to 273 Marines who gave the last full measure of devotion in Lebanon and Grenada on October 23, 1983. The names of each man are engraved in granite along with the words “They Came In Peace.” Set in a wooded site with beautiful landscaping, this is a fitting tribute to our military men and women who answer the call everyday without regard to personal safety. Each year, a Remembrance Observance takes place of October 23 at the Beirut Memorial to remember those who gave the greatest sacrifice for their country.