For Immediate Release: May 13, 2011
City of Alexandria Holds Memorial Day Ceremony to Honor 67 Alexandrians KIA/MIA in the Vietnam War
The “Friends of Captain Rocky Versace” invite the public to the 9th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 30 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 Program will include reading the names of the 67 heroes, a Tribute to Capt. Rocky Versace written by his fellow POW, COL James N. "Nick" Rowe (USMA 1960), guest speakers, a wreath laying, playing of "Taps" and the singing 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, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humbert_Roque_Versace.
For more information on the Memorial Day Ceremony, visit http://www.virginia.org/Listings/EventsAndExhibits/MemorialDayCeremonyAlexandria/.
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