42nd anniversary of South Boston Vietnam Memorial recognized at ceremony

SOUTH BOSTON — The city paused recently to mark the 42nd anniversary of the South Boston Vietnam Memorial in a ceremony that included special guest US Marine Corp Lt. General Christopher Mahoney, a Weymouth native and Holy Cross graduate.

The memorial, located on East 1st Street in M Street Park, was erected to honor the 25 local men who died while serving in the Vietnam War. You can view the City’s video of the entire ceremony here.

Among those who spoke at the ceremony were Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and City Council President Ed Flynn, a Navy veteran and South Boston native.

All photos by Bill Brett

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