Upcoming Event: 31st Beirut Memorial Observance Ceremony scheduled Oct. 23
The 31st Beirut Memorial Observance Ceremony will be held at the Beirut Memorial in the Lejeune Memorial Gardens aboard base Thursday, Oct. 23, at 10:30 a.m.
The special ceremony will honor the fallen service members and survivors who served in Lebanon from 1958 to 1984 and in Grenada. Major General Richard L. Simcock, the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade commanding general and II Marine Expeditionary Force deputy commanding general, is scheduled to deliver the Beirut memorial address.
Uniform for Marine attendees is Service ‘A’ with garrison cover and appropriate attire for civilians. The general public is welcome to attend. Parking for this event will be at the Veterans Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place in the Trinity United Methodist Church off of Marine Boulevard in Jacksonville.
For those who are unable to attend, a live feed from the ceremony will be webcast at the following address: www.dvidshub.net/webcast/5356.
Upcoming Event: Diversity & Unity Recognition Day celebration scheduled for Oct. 24
A Diversity & Unity Recognition Day celebration will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at Goettge Memorial Field House. It is open to all civilians, community members and uniformed personnel who have authorized base access. The recognition is designed to provide and educational platform for all to understand how our cultural, ethnic and various other differences serve to strengthen us as a nation. It is a celebration of values and our common interests where we recognize and learn to appreciate the contributions of others through education, cultural song and dance performances. A variety of craft and food vendors, educational displays, performers and speakers are scheduled to attend. For more information, please call (910) 451-5372.
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