ATTENTION: To all attending the 31st Remembrance

Beirut Veterans, families and Guest of the 31st Remembrance in Jacksonville, NC Please read carefully:

If you are attending the 31st Remembrance at Jacksonville, NC,  THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION NEEDS TO BE PROVIDED BY Oct 4th, 2014. 

I need you to email me with the names (last name, first name) of everyone coming with you that will be going onto Camp Lejeune.  No one is exempt from this; I must have a list of names to give to the Base.


I need you to email me the following information if you do not have a valid DOD sticker on your vehicle and intend to get a vehicle pass:

Last Name, First name (of person who will register vehicle) – Drivers Lic number, State it is issued – Vehicle year, make & model, color, plate (tag) number and state issued – Insurance company, policy number and expiration date. Please make sure to give me ALL the info listed above in the order shown. If you are renting a vehicle, in the place of Vehicle information (year, make, color, …..) just say “rented Vehicle”. Please put the information in the order shown.


Doe, John – 1234567890, GA – 1934, Ford, Model T, STP001, GA – 3Thumbs Ins, 012341234, 01/01/2013

If you have a valid DOD vehicle sticker on your vehicle, this will not affect you or your ability to drive on base.

If possible, we need you to car pool onto base as much as possible, this will save parking space and help with eliminating traffic on base. Please help out if possible.

Please email me at with all the information listed above by Oct 4th. I have to turn this in on Oct 6th.

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Information for the 31st Remembrance

The City of Jacksonville and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune will once again honor their pledge to never forget as they hold the 31st Beirut Remembrance on October 23, 2014.

The BVA will staff an information and check in station at the Jacksonville USO from noon—6 p.m. Oct. 21 and 10 a.m.—6 p.m. Oct. 22.

BVA President Bryan Ayres said, “We will have a business meeting at 3 p.m. at the USO on Oct 22nd. We have some board seats to fill, new business to address and general concerns that need to be discussed. I urge anyone in town to plan to attend.”

The Candlelight Service will be held as is custom at 6 a.m. Oct. 23 at the Memorial.  Candles and holders are provided by the BVA.  All names on the wall will be read by family members, friends and fellow service members.

The traditional 10:30 a.m. official ceremony is being planned by the City of Jacksonville and Marine Corps Base at the Beirut Memorial.  At 2 p.m. the Marine Corps League hosts it annual Devil Dogs Ceremony at Camp Geiger Circle.

BVA Vice President Danny Joy has been working in Jacksonville to secure blocks of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Suites and Candlewood Suites, at special BVA rates.  He is also asking for up to three handicap rooms at each hotel.  Watch the BVA Website ( for updated information.

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