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9/11 Memorial
The Beam from the Twin Towers in NYC, at Lejeune Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville
The 9/11 Memorial, Lejeune Memorial Gardens
The 9/11 Memorial includes a beam from the Twin Towers, presented to the first troops to those who invaded Iraq from the police and firefighters of New York.  The Beam is located by the Beirut Memorial and Entry Wall to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Lejeune Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville. 

Annual Patriot Day Observance 
Each year the Patriot Day Observance takes place at "The 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. 

The 2015 Observance ceremony is set for Friday, September 11.  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 terrorists attacks and in the continued fight against terrorism around the world.

Patriot Day Observance, 2011Jacksonville'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. 

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.

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