It’s all been in the works for more than 10 years, Commissioner Stephen R. Deutsch told the Sun. The goal in adding the road is to improve safe access, Deutsch said, and access from the roundabout is safer for westbound traffic than at the main entrance.
With many Beirut veterans and family members in attendance, the highlight of this groundbreaking ceremony was announcing the future construction of the Beirut Peacekeepers Memorial Tower. It will be a place to reflect on, learn about, and enjoy the freedom and sacrifice of others for generations to come.
"If we stay and achieve the freedom and stability that can only be achieved thru force (the people here are different; they don’t understand diplomacy, only force) and I die in the process, I feel that I would have died for a good reason. "