May 30, 2022
Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue
The city of Alexandria Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Department and the Friends of Rocky Versace will host a program at the Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The event will honor both Captain Humbert Roque “Rocky” Versace (USMA 1959, posthumous Medal of Honor Recipient, POW/MIA and Ranger Hall of Fame Inductee) and the 67 other Alexandrians who were KIA/MIA during the Vietnam War as well as all our nation’s Fallen Military Heroes. The Program will include: (1) Reciting the names of Alexandria’s 68 Vietnam War Fallen Heroes; (2) Patriotic music; (3) Reading a tribute to Captain Versace written by a fellow POW; (4) A wreath laying by Captain Versace’s USMA 1959 classmates; (5) Sounding of “Taps”; and (6) Singing of “God Bless America.” Observance will be outdoors at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center in the city of Alexandria.