• Monday October 23

    0600: Candlelight Service at the Beirut Memorial

    1030: Main Memorial Service at the Beirut Memorial (Hosted by the City of Jacksonville)

    1400: Camp Geiger Ceremony Fraternal Order of the Devil Dog (Located through the The MCAS New River Main Gate, located on Curtis Rd.)
  • Persons desiring to go on base must follow the new rules. See https://www.lejeune.marines.mil/Base-Access/ for full details. Basically, you need proper ID for everyone in the vehicle, vehicle registration and insurance info.

Printable List of Events

BVA Sponsored Events

  1. 9am to 10:30am - BVA Focus Group: Moving the BVA Into The Future in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Garden Inn, 1016 Jacksonville Parkway, Jacksonville, NC. in the Grand Ballroom.  No pre-registration is required. 

  2. 1pm to 3pm - "40 Years Later: Why They Come" BVA Muster/Reception for Veterans and Gold Star Families at 911 Lejeune Blvd, Jacksonville, NC 28540 (the Field off the parking lot by the Memorial Gardens [Beirut Wall]).  https://www.beirutveterans.org/2023/10/40-years-later-why-they-come

  3. 5:30 pm to 9pm - "BVA 40th Remembrance Banquet" at the Burton-Colwell American Legion Post 265, 146 Broadhurst Road, Jacksonville, NC 28540. Tickets are required - SOLD OUT

Jacksonville, NC Events

Events around the US

The Rhode Island Nine Wreath Laying Ceremony

40th Beirut Bombing Observance

Monday 10:00 am 10/23/2023 - Annual remembrance ceremony to honor Rhode Island's fallen Marines "The Rhode Island Nine".

This year's guest speaker will be Naval War College student Major Patrick Hassett USMC.