Candlelight Service

November 5, 2018

35th Candle light service

Hundreds of Veterans and family members met at the Wall at 0600 on 23 October 2018 to pay tribute to the fallen.  The names were read by loved ones and friends and concluded with a moment of silence. Surrounded by the darkness and the glow of the candles loved ones could silently reflect on the sacrifice of their husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, uncles, cousins, and friends.  

The candlelight service is an annual event that is always well attended.  The reading of the names concludes at 0622 which is when the bombing occurred in Beirut, Lebanon. 

BVA Dinner

November 5, 2018

Dan Joy Founders Award

This year the BVA hosted the 35th Memorial Remembrance Dinner at Goettge Field House on Camp LeJeune. There were 750 tickets sold to the event.  The event started with toasts to families and fallen brothers.  The Founders Award was presented to Dan Joy.  Ed “Doc” Brown was also recognized for the walk that he did to bring awareness to our fallen.  General Al Gray was the keynote speaker.    

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)