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Metropolis of Alexandria Internet hosting twentieth Annual Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11

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The Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial and site of the Veteran’s Day observance on the Mount Vernon Rec Middle in Del Ray. (Photograph: Kelly MacConomy/The Zebra Press)

ALEXANDRIA, VA -The Metropolis of Alexandria and Pals of Rocky Versace will host the twentieth Annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Mount Vernon Recreation Middle (2701 Commonwealth Ave.).

The one-hour, indoor ceremony will honor the 68 Alexandrians who both died throughout the Vietnam Conflict or stay lacking in motion, and all veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. The ceremony will characteristic the presentation of the Division of Protection Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin to certified veterans by retired Lieutenant Basic of the U.S. Military Joseph E. DeFrancisco, who serves as Chairman of the Board for the Affiliation of Graduates of america Army Academy at West Level. The ceremony can even embody recognition of Gold Star households in attendance; the studying of the 68 names engraved on the Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial; a tribute to Alexandrian and Medal of Honor recipient Captain Humbert Roque “Rocky” Versace with a wreath laying in his honor; and the sounding of “Faucets” and efficiency of “God Bless America.”

The Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial is situated in entrance of Mount Vernon Recreation Middle and was devoted with assist from native residents and the Pals of Rocky Versace. Captain Versace was a Prisoner of Conflict, Ranger Corridor of Fame inductee, Distinguished Member of the Particular Forces Regiment and Distinguished Member of The Outdated Guard Regiment within the third U.S. Infantry.

Go to the Captain Rocky Versace Plaza webpage for extra details about the memorial.

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