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Enhanced security measures at Beirut Memorial observance
20 Oct 2023

Enhanced security measures will be in place for the 40th annual Beirut Memorial Observance Ceremony, Oct. 23, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. Two entry control points will be set up at the Lejeune Memorial Gardens entrance pathways to screen personnel and their belongings for prohibited items.

Personnel attending the ceremony are encouraged to arrive early and take note of the following prohibited items:

  • Controlled illegal substances and their associated paraphernalia
  • Weapons, including knives
  • Mace (OC/Pepper Spray)
  • Tasers
  • Stun guns
  • Drones (Unmanned Aircraft Systems)
  • Pets (registered service animals will be allowed into the event site)

Please note, parking for the event will be at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery on Montford Landing Road across from the Lejeune Memorial Gardens. There is also parking available at the New River Shopping Center on Hargett Street and shuttle services will be provided by Jacksonville Transit to and from the event site.