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Second Plaque for Deceased Vietnam Soldiers Will Be Dedicated June 14 in Alexandria

Pixabay photo by Ray Shrewsberry

ALEXANDRIA, VA-This Flag Day, June 14, a plaque will be dedicated by the Veterans American Legion Post 24 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 609. Identical to the plaque placed at the WWI Memorial on Callahan Dr. on Memorial Day, it honors the Alexandrians who lost their lives during the Vietnam War.  The dedication is made possible with a partnership from the Office of Historic Alexandria.

The dedication ceremony will begin at 6 pm.  It begins inside the American Legion Post 24 Ballroom, 400 Cameron Street. A reception will follow. The marker will be placed on a wall on the outside of the property.

The plaque honoring Alexandrians who gave their lives in the Vietnam War. This one was dedicated on Memorial Day at the WWI Memorial. A second will be dedicated tomorrow at the American Legion Post 24 building. (Photo courtesy City of Alexandria)

“We must honor the bravery and sacrifice of our Vietnam War Veterans,” said director of the Office of Historic Alexandria, Gretchen Bulova. “These new plaques serve as a permanent reminder of their service and our gratitude.”

The public is invited to attend. Those interested are asked to be present by 5:45 pm. Street parking and underground garages are available. See the map of garages HERE.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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