The South Boston Vietnam Memorial Committee extends an invitation to the South Boston Community and friends to attend the Thirty-Fifth Anniversary of the South Boston Vietnam Memorial on Sunday, September 18, 2015. We dedicate this year’s ceremony Thirty-Fifth years ago, the promise we made to the Twenty-Five of our fallen friends and to the community as a whole, were realized. The people of South Boston were among the very first to recognize the sacrifice the Vietnam Veterans made in the name of freedom. We will forever be proud of this. The people of South Boston built that monument. Building it, however, was only half of the pledge we made to ourselves. The other half is inscribed across the face of the memorial: If you forget my death, then I died in vain. The days’ activities will begin with a Memorial Mass at St. Brigids Church at 10:30 am followed by the rededication ceremony at Medal of Honor Park at 11:30 am. Our special guests will be James H. Webb, Jr., Medal of Honor recipients Tom Kelley, Barney Barnum and Ryan Pitts along with Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Marty Walsh. Please join us on this special day of remembrance