On the occasion of the 32nd anniversary of the dedication of the South Boston Vietnam Memorial, all South Boston residents are invited to a special re-dedication ceremony, set to take place on Sunday, September 15th. This week we have honored the memory of those lost to the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001. Let’s continue to pay tribute to South Boston neighbors and loved ones who perished before their time, in this case, in a war across the globe.
Thirty-two years ago the South Boston Vietnam Memorial Committee realized its goal: They unveiled a memorial to 25 fallen colleagues, individuals who were and continue to be mourned and missed. Indeed, South Boston’s memorial structure was dedicated even before the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
On Sunday, at 10:30 am, the day’s activities will get underway with a Memorial Mass at St. Brigids Church at 841 East Broadway. At 11:30, in Medal of Honor Park at 775 East First St., the rededication ceremony will begin, featuring guest speaker Lieutenant General Robert E. Milstead, Jr., Deputy Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps. Also in attendance that day will be families of the 25 killed in action, and surviving veterans of the war in Vietnam.
“If you forget my death, then I died in vain,” reads the inscription on the Memorial. Together we can make sure each of them is remembered and celebrated.
Blog post by the Joyce Lebedew Real Estate Team.
Photography credit: The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration