Beirut and Vietnam War Memorial
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Never Forgotten
In Jacksonville, NC, resides the Beirut Memorial and Vietnam War Memorial in a quiet, historical area adjacent to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Jacksonville was home to many of the victims of the Beirut bombing that occurred on October 23, 1983 in Beirut, Lebanon, thereby the losses resonated throughout the entire community. On June 13, 2009, the Vietnam War Memorial was erected with a lighted reflecting fountain and enclosed with over 600 feet of glass etched with all names of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Every October, Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Camp Lejeune hosts a 10k run open to the public to honor their sacrifices. Admission to the memorial itself is free and open 24 hours a day to pay respects.
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