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 Lejeune Blvd & 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 open to the public.
2020 Event Update: The annual Patriot Day Observance planned for 8:15AM, Fri, Sept 11 will be moved indoors to City Hall, Council Chambers due to threatening weather. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the indoor observance will be available to the public virtually only. Watch via the City's Facebook page or G10TV.org.
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.