Camp Lejeune observes Beirut bombing anniversary

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – It’s been 32 years since a peace keeping mission in Beirut, Lebanon turned deadly.

241 American service members were killed in the bombing attack.

Camp Lejeune Marines are holding an observance ceremony to honor the fallen service members Friday morning. The ceremony will also honor all those who served in Lebanon and Grenada.

2nd Marine Division Commanding General, Major General Brian D. Beaudreault, will deliver the Beirut Memorial Address.

The ceremony starts at 10:30 Friday at the Beirut Memorial in Jacksonville.

The event is open to the public.

Parking will be at the Veteran’s Cemetery.

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