This weekend marks one of the time honored traditions revered and shared by South Bostonians for more than three decades. The South Boston Vietnam War Memorial will be rededicated for its 34th year and this year there is even more to see. The traveling “Wall that Heals” will be on exhibit for everyone to visit this weekend. It is a large replica of the Vietnam Memorial that is on display at the Mall in Washington D.C. People are encouraged to visit the traveling wall and can even sketch names of loved ones on a piece of paper as a token of remembrance.
The “Wall that Heals” will be on display all weekend, but the main event you will not want to miss is on Sunday, September 20. The Memorial Mass begins at 10:30am at St. Brigid Church, featuring Irish Tenor, John McDermott. After the service, the procession will lead the crowd to Medal of Honor Park, just across the street from the church. This spot is where the rededication ceremony of the Memorial will occur. We ask all South Bostonians, young and old, to please join us in commemorating this important event. There will be 19 brave Medal of Honor recipients in attendance.
This is such a special weekend to take part in, not only to remember the brave soldiers who lost their lives standing up for America, but also to give thanks for everyone fighting for our freedom, both past and present. The weather looks great for Sunday, so make sure to grab the family or some friends and head out to support this wonderful event.
Blog post by the Joyce Lebedew Real Estate Team
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