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City of Alexandria Holds Annual Memorial Day Ceremony to Honor 67 Alexandrians KIA/MIA in the Vietnam War | News Release | City of Alexandria

For Immediate Release: May 23, 2017

The “Friends of Captain Rocky Versace” invite the public to the Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 29 at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center at 2701 Commonwealth Ave. The event will honor the 67 Alexandrians who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War.

The Ceremony will include a performance by The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the recitation of the names of Alexandria’s 67 Vietnam War Fallen Heroes, a presentation to Gold Star Families, reading a tribute to Captain Versace,  a wreath-laying by Rocky Versace’s USMA 1959 classmates, sounding of “Taps” and a stirring rendition of “God Bless America.”

The Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center is dedicated to Captain Rocky Versace and the 66 other men who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War. The Memorial is an ongoing tribute, not just to the 67 listed on the benches, but to all Alexandrians who served in America’s longest war. The Versace Memorial was dedicated on July 6, 2002 and the Medal of Honor was posthumously presented to the Versace family at the White House two days later.

For more information about Rocky Versace, and the Memorial Day Ceremony, visit www.virginia.org/Listings/EventsAndExhibits/MemorialDayCeremonyVersacePlazaMemorialinAlexandriaVA.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Elsie Akinbobola at 703.746.5475 (Virginia Relay 711) or e-mail elsie.akinbobola@alexandriava.gov.

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