On Saturday, October 9th, 2021 the 24th Annual CT Beirut Memorial Ceremony was held at the All Wars Memorial in Bantam, Connecticut. American Legion Post 27 provided the Color Guard with approximately 65-75 people in attendance.
Clayton Marshall, head of the CT Beirut Memorial and Beirut/Grenada Veteran, conducted a special dedication of the Beirut Memorial Stone. Beirut Veterans of America Board Member David Seelye served as Master of Ceremonies. State Representative Jay Case was the Guest Speaker.
Members of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association laid a rose in honor of the Fallen as each name was read off and remembered. BVA President Myron Kyle was present in observance of the solemn dedication.
A gathering for the attendees was hosted by the American Legion after the service.
This service takes place every year on the second Saturday of October.
There was another Beirut Memorial and dedication held in Danbury, Ct, on October 23rd, with Clayton Marshall representing BVA and also serving as one of the Guest Speakers. More information will follow in a future Root Scoop II.