9/11 Memorial at Lejeune Memorial Gardens
The 9/11 Memorial includes a beam from the Twin Towers, presented by police and firefighters of New York to the first troops deployed in the global war on terror. The Beam is located between the Beirut Memorial and Entry Wall to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Lejeune Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville.
Lejeune Memorial Gardens is located at 109 Montford Landing Road, Jacksonville, NC. Free parking is available on Montford Point Road at the entrance to Lejeune Memorial Gardens. Informational placards are located at the site.
Jacksonville Transit has a stop located within walking distance to Lejeune Memorial Gardens. Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber of Commerce website includes a listing of places to stay in Jacksonville during your visit.
Annual Patriot Day Observance
Each year, the Patriot Day Observance takes place at the 9/11 Memorial Beam at Lejeune Memorial Gardens at 8:15 AM, to mark the time that the Twin Towers were hit. This observance is usually open to the public.
2021 Event Update: Due to rising COVID numbers in Onslow County, the annual community observance in remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001 will be virtual this year, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attack. An observance will be held at the 9/11 Memorial in the Lejeune Memorial Gardens and will be made available on City of Jacksonville's Facebook page, on G10TV (local channel 10), g10tv.org, and on the City's YouTube channel.
Organized by the Onslow Civic Affairs Committee, the observance honors and remembers victims, first responders and military members who perished as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and in the continued fight against terrorism around the world.
Jacksonville's 10 Year Anniversary Observance held on September 11, 2011 was a special occasion to remember those who lost theirs lives in the battle on terror. Two Observance Ceremonies were held and the 8:15AM observance held at Lejeune Memorial Gardens included a bell that was on loan from one of the New York City Fire Stations where First Responders were called to the Twin Towers. Images of the 2011 Patriot Day Observance 10 year anniversary are on the right.