Massachusetts Beirut Memorial


Located in Christopher Columbus Park, this memorial honors 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. Courtesy of Boston Art Commission.

Installed, 1992