The Other Wall -By R.A. Gannon-
It does not stand in Washington
By others of its kind
In prominence and dignity
With mission clear defined.
It does not list the men who died
That tyranny should cease
But speaks in silent eloquence
Of those who came in peace.
This Other Wall is solemn white
And cut in simple lines
And it nestles in the splendor
Of the Carolina pines.
The BVA is proud to announce its endorsement of the We Came in Peace documentary project. This project is dedicated to the members of the United States military who made the ultimate sacrifice in Lebanon between 1982 and 1984, their Gold Star families and surviving comrades-in-arms, as well as the United States Foreign Service, Multinational Force members, and our Lebanese allies.
1. Postcards are being sent out to Members with whom we've lost contact. If you know someone who's moved, doesn't hear from us, or we haven't had contact with, they can update their information at https://www.beirutveterans.org/membership-update.
2. The USO is doing a Ruck this year, more details will follow shortly.
3. BVA Annual meeting 10/22/2021 at the USO.
4. Please remember to bring your Membership Card to vote for Board Members at the USO on 10/22/2021.
5. Scholarships are in and graded and should be announced shortly on this year's recipients and 2021 2022 will once again be opened November the 10th.
6. Please provide us with all Memorial Info this year so we can Post it online!
7. The Fall Veterans Memorial/Beirut Memorial in Mentor, Ohio will be Saturday 10/2/2021.
A new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) honoring the families of servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the military is now in Huntsville AL. This memorial was dedicated at a ceremony in Huntsville, AL on October 17th of 2020.

There were 7 Marines and 1 Sailor from the state of Alabama who died in Beirut. Some of their families were there for the dedication along with BVA representatives. You can learn more about this memorial at http://hwwmohf.org/monuments/huntsville-al.html.

Archives

  • 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)