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U.S. Honors Americans Killed by Beirut Bomb

October 23, 1986|United Press International

WASHINGTON — President Reagan requested Wednesday that flags fly at half staff today in memory of the Oct. 23, 1983, terrorist bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, in which 241 U.S. servicemen were killed.

In a statement, Reagan said, "As we mourn these men and all other victims of terrorism, as we honor them and as we offer our heartfelt condolences to the families of victims, let us remind the world that our reflection and remembrance fortify our determination to deter and defeat terrorism.

"I urge all Americans to actively participate by flying the American flag at half staff on that day as a symbol of patriotism, dignity, loyalty and courage," he said.

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