Beirut Memorial Stone Officially Dedicated.

On October 9th approximately 65-75 people attended a Beirut Memorial Stone Dedication at the All Wars Memorial in Bantam Connecticut.
A Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony
October 22nd, 2021
7pm (sunset)
AND
October 23rd 38th Beirut Memorial Observance Ceremony
Roll Call of Honor
And Wreath Laying
The Wall
Private Vigil for Next of Kin, Veterans and Family Members to go Forward

The Marine Corps Installations East and City of Jacksonville have again decided to hold this year’s annual Beirut Memorial Remembrance virtually. The Memorial will be closed to the public for the 1030 Observance. This follows the cancellation of Oktoberfest and Patriots’ Day events in Jacksonville. Those decisions were made due to the increasing spread of COVID-19 cases in the Community. Based on the above and the restrictions required, the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Beirut Veterans of America, Inc., is canceled.
We must also recognize the Ultimate Sacrifice made by our eleven Marines, Corpsman and a Soldier recently in Afghanistan: Please keep their loved ones in your thoughts and prayers also. We would also like to thank our Members who personally helped welcome home our Warriors from Afghanistan, and those who helped financially - Thank You!
On 28 Aug 2021, a memorial service was held onboard the USS New Jersey, moored in Camden, NJ, to honor our fallen brothers from Beirut, Lebanon. BM Glenn McCurdy, a former crew member on the USS New Jersey from 1983-1986, worked with Ryan Szimnski, the New Jersey museum's curator to put together the memorial service. Approximately 40 Navy and Marine Veterans and their families attended the service, which took place in the ward room onboard the ship.