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11th Annual Veterans’ Day Ceremony
The one-hour ceremony includes:
- The reading the names of Alexandria’s 67 Vietnam War Fallen Heroes
- Recognition of all U.S. Military Veterans
- Reading of the Captain Versace Medal of Honor Citation
- Reading the tribute to Captain Versace written by his fellow POW, 1st Lt. James "Nick" Rowe
- Wreath laying
- The sounding of "Taps" and the singing of “God Bless America”
The Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans' Memorial honors the service and supreme sacrifice of the 67 men from Alexandria who either died in Vietnam and the surrounding area during that war or remain Missing in Action (MIA).
More About Mount Vernon Recreation Center
Located next to Mount Vernon Community School, the Mount Vernon Recreation Center has a full-service gymnasium and fitness dance studio, but also houses a computer lab, art studio and meeting rooms for the community.
The Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial sits in front of the rec center, honoring the 67 Alexandria natives who lost their lives in the Vietnam War as well as all the locals who served.