Iannacone street dedication

On May 16, 2013, in Latest News, by The News Staff

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By William Tauro

A street dedication was held on this past Saturday for Virgil “Virgie” Iannacone at the intersection of Central and Summer Streets in Somerville.

Virgil J. Iannacone was the owner of the former Virgie’s Rendezvous Restaurant that was located on Highland Avenue in Somerville for 56 years. He was a life member of the Somerville Lions Club who raised much-needed donations for Lions Charities. Virgil was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and fought on the Beaches of Normandy and in the Battle of The Bulge.

Virgil’s family, friends along with elected officials and Somerville Lions Club members were at the dedication for the wonderful tribute to his legacy.

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– Photos by William Tauro

 

1 Response » to “Iannacone street dedication”

  1. Steve Keenan says:

    God Bless Mister Iannacone. I thank him and all of our veterans for their service to our country. He is part of the Greatest Generation. We are free because of our veterans and the sacrifices that they and their families make.

    World War II was good versus evil. To me the D-Day invasion on June 6,1944 was the most pivotal day in the World’s history. The bravery of those troops heading to shore in landing craft and jumping from planes always amazes me. Those troops answered the call to duty without hesitation. And not once did they say”What’s in it for me?”

    Many of them gave up their tomorrows so that we could have our todays. Next time you see a service member, thank them for their service to OUR Country. They earned it and they deserve it!

    And I want to commend the Color Guard in the photo for their tribute to Mr. Iannacone and the citizens who paid their respect. I believe it is the Post 19 Color Guard.

    God bless America and our troops. And never forget that the nation that forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten.

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