Capt. Eugene “Red” McDaniel, a Vietnam Naval officer who spent six years in captivity as a POW at the infamous Hanoi Hilton prison, will be the featured speaker at the Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony at the Alexandria National Cemetery, 1450 Wilkes St., May 27 at 11 a.m.
In Del Ray, the Friends of Rocky Versace organization will host the 17th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave. The ceremony will honor Versace, a posthumous Medal of Honor recipient, the 67 other Alexandrians who died during the Vietnam War and all members of the U.S. Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Both events are free and open to the public.