1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bergen County Courthouse
10 Main Street
Hackensack, New Jersey
The 1983 Beirut barracks bombings were attacks that occurred on October 23, 1983, in Beirut, Lebanon, during the Lebanese Civil War when two truck bombs struck separate buildings housing Multinational Force in Lebanon (MNF) peacekeepers, specifically against United States and French service members, killing 241 U.S. and 58 French peacekeepers, 6 civilians, and the 2 suicide attackers. A group called ‘Islamic Jihad’ claimed responsibility for the bombings and said that the bombings were aimed to get the MNF out of Lebanon.
The International Christian Union, Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, Beirut Veterans of america, and Bergen County Division of Veteran services is collaborating to host a day of remembrance at our Honoring Unforgotten Heroes Ceremony. Please join us as we pay tribute to those 241 Marines that we lost that day due to this horrendous act. We must never let our country forget the sacrifices that are made by our brave men and women.Event Categories