Honor Medal recipients attend Vietnam memorial re-dedication
By Kacie Yearout My Fox Boston September 20, 2015
SOUTH BOSTON, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) - To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam War, South Boston celebrated the 34th anniversary of the city's Vietnam Memorial.
A memorial mass was held in St. Brigid Church and a re-dedication ceremony followed at the memorial in Medal of Honor Park.
Attendants included the Medal of Honor recipients, families of men killed in action and South Boston Vietnam veterans.
34th Anniversary of the South Boston Vietnam Memorial to be Celebrated Sunday, September 20 at Medal of Honor Park
The Memorial re-dedication will also commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam War and will include Medal of Honor Recipients visiting Boston this week
The South Boston Vietnam Memorial was among America's first formal memorial for Vietnam Veterans, coming before the national memorial in Washington, D.C. It honors the 25 South Boston men who died during the war. South Boston suffered one of the highest losses of men killed in action for a community of its size.
The South Boston Vietnam Memorial was first dedicated on Sept. 13, 1981. A re-dedication ceremony is held every September.
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