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Massachusetts Beirut Memorial

Artist:

Schreiber Associates Landscape Architects

Location:

Christopher Columbus Park  

Location

Christopher Columbus Park
United States
42° 21' 39.5712" N, 71° 3' 7.8408" W

Neighborhood:

North End

Type:

Sculpture

Year:

1992

Medium:

Bronze and Granite

Collection:

City of Boston

Funders:

Browne Fund

Description:

Also located in Christopher Columbus Park is a memorial honoring nine Massachusetts Marines who lost their lives while serving as peacekeepers in Beirut, Lebanon. On October 23, 1983, a radical terrorist group detonated bombs next to barracks housing American and French troops. Among those killed were 241 Americans. This memorial was built through the efforts of Christine Devlin, mother of fallen Marine Mike Devlin. With its circular shape and long granite bench, the memorial carves out a small space for reflection amid the bustle of the waterfront.

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