Bike Ride 2
5th Annual Beirut Memorial Ride set for 24 October

The ride honors the sacrifices made by those Marines, Sailors and Soldiers who died in the bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, 23 October 1983.

Registration at the New River Harley Davidson begins 0930 hours. You can follow them on Facebook @SHMCNC for updates.

Beirut Room at USO limited Opening

Limited Access to Beirut Room Only on 10/23

October 12, 2020

Presently, the USO in Jacksonville expects to be closed during this year’s annual Remembrance. However, on Friday October 23rd there will be a limited window for Next of Kin and Beirut Veterans to visit our Beirut Room
Doctor emails BVA looking for Marine he treated that day; Marine told him, “Don’t worry Doc, you’ll be fine.” Asks for help locating Marine.

This is an amazing story from Dr. Jacques Morcos about his life in Beirut, and his actions on 10/23/1983. Following is Board Member/BVA Membership Chair Richard Truman’s email response. If you recognize this Marine, contact BVA!

Devil’s Den is a gripping story about a group of young, high-spirited, cocky, and sometimes rebellious US Marines and sailors sent by a reluctant commander in chief to the Middle East to assume a mission they hadn’t prepared for and didn’t understand.
In May, following appropriate procedures, the Board voted to change the By-Laws. Specifically, "good standing" was defined; procedures for nominations and elections were established; and the terms for the Four (4) Board Members' terms expiring in 2023 were reduced to 2022.
 Connecticut Beirut Memorial Ceremony
This year's CT Beirut Memorial Ceremony will be held on Oct 10th 2020 at 1:00 (1300) at the All Wars Memorial , 715 Bantam Rd, Bantam CT. This year we will be Dedicating a Memorial Stone which lists the names of the 7 CT Beirut Veterans who gave their lives in Beirut from 1982-1984.
North Carolina Scholarship
The BVA Board awarded three $1,000 scholarships to students in Florida and North Carolina. BVA members presented the certificates and checks to the winners in July.
Nominations are now open for the BVA Board of Directors. Nominations may be presented electronically utilizing the contact email on the Official BVA website, or by regular US Mail to Jon Warmeling (Veterans), 105 Main Street Box 490 Bldg. C, Painesville, Oh 44077-0490 and must be postmarked no later than September 23, 2020. Please have your BVA Membership with you in order to receive a ballot at the 10/22/2020 Annual Meeting.


  • Vol. XXVII Issue I - Jan/Feb 2017 - 33 Year Beirut Remembrance. The Ties that Bind Us. RSII-Jan-Feb-2017.pdf (1.3 MBs)
  • Vol. XXVI Issue I - July/Aug 2016 - 32 Year Beirut Remembrance. Another Successful Remembrance; Looking Ahead to 2016 RSII-July-Aug-2016.pdf (1.5 MBs)
  • Vol. XXII, Issue 1 – August/September 2014 - AugSep2014.pdf (6.9 MBs)