Listeners Club

Forgot Password

Not a Member? Sign up here!

banner

Local Headlines

Beirut/Lebanon Veterans Memorial Ceremony to be held in Danbury tomorrow

Connecticut Veterans Affairs Commissioner Tom Saadi, the Danbury Veterans Council and Danbury Veterans Affairs Director Danny Hayes are hosting a Beirut/Lebanon Veterans Memorial Ceremony tomorrow in front of the Danbury War Memorial building.  This ceremony is held on the weekend of the 39th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of the U.S. Marine Barracks in Beirut which killed 220 U-S Marines, 18 Navy Sailors and 3 Soldiers.  Another 183 U-S Service personnel were wounded in the attack.  The Beirut Veterans Memorial is inscribed with the names of the eight Connecticut residents killed in the 1983 Marine Barracks bombing and two service members who lost their lives in Lebanon in 1958 and 1985.