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Vietnam Memorial Tribute on Sunday

If you forget my death, I died in vain

Sunday, September 13th marks the 39th anniversary of the  South Boston Vietnam Memorial at Medal of Honor Park and a special ceremony will take place.

This memorial monument is thought to be the first Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in the country.  Every fall the memorial is rededicated as the family and friends of these men gather and remember their lives and the sacrifices they all made.  This year will be extra meaningful with the addition of the memorial traveling wall.

Come show your respect and support at this very important day of remembrance.

Each soldier listed is immortalized in a brief but moving bio about his life on the website  We encourage you to read and learn about each and everyone one of them.

  • Sunday, September, 13th Memorial Mass at St. Brigid’s Church 10:30AM, Re-dedication Ceremony Medal of Honor park 11:30 AM featuring  honored guests including Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Marty Walsh.
  • The featured Keynote Speaker this year will be Army General Stanley McCrystal (ret).
  • Medal of Honor recipient Thomas G. Kelly (Vietnam) and the families of the 25 South Boston Service Members who lost their lives in combat during the Vietnam War defending our Nation’s freedom will also be in attendance.

For more information visit their Facebook page. 

Image: Painting by Norman Crump

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Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.