On 18 October 2019 there is a graduation on Parris Island and Richard Herbster has made several points of contacts on base for Beirut Veterans and Gold Star Families to attend the graduation along with a tour of some parts of the base.
The Beirut Memorial Ruck, open to 300 participants, will begin at the Jacksonville Beirut Memorial and travel along the greenway to Camp Lejeune’s Main gate and back to the Memorial. This route parallels the original memorial trees originally planted in honor of the fallen. The ruck is 10.23 miles, representing the month and day of the bombing. Participants are encouraged to carry a weighted pack though it is not mandatory; the participation fee is $35.