A few weeks ago my wife and I vacationed at Emerald Isle, NC. While there I was given the opportunity to visit both Camp Lejeune and the Beirut/Vietnam Memorial in Jacksonville. I was stationed at Camp Lejeune back in the 70’s and this was the first time since I left to visit the base. I couldn’t believe how much it changed.
I’m attaching pictures of the Memorials so everyone can see what a beautiful job that was done for our Vet’s.
The Vietnam Memorial is made of Glass and the names are embossed on the glass.
As the sun shines through the glass it puts the names on the ground. It’s really something to see.
The Beirut Memorial is well made and also something to see. I was in the Marines in 1983 and was very interested as I knew some of the Marines on that wall.
There is also a steel beam from the World trade center located there. What made that really stand out was the news paper I saw posted on that steel beam. It’s also a must see. So here’s my pictures, enjoy…
Thanks to all who made those and all the Memorials possible.
Semper fi to all my Marine Brother’s and Sister’s out their past and present.
Michael P. England
SSGT USMC 0369/8412/5811
G 2/3, I 3/3, B 1/2, G 2/2, C 1/1,
MP Co MCB Camp Lejeune,
RSS Gastonia, NC.
HQ 9th Mar. &
H&HS Station MCAS Cherry Point, NC.