Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance
PO Box 100324
Arlington, VA 22210
HONORING OUR FALLEN
Memorial, Nov 11th
A Veterans Day
Memorial Service in memory of the gay,
lesbian, bisexual, and transgender men and
women who gave their lives in all our nationís
wars will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
November 11, 2008, at the Congressional
Cemetery, 1801 E. St. SE, in Washington.
Led the past
five years by retired Navy medical officer and
Vietnam veteran Capt. Michael Rankin, the
service will take place at the gravesite of
Sgt. Leonard Matlovich, one of the first to
challenge the militaryís exclusion of GLBT
people from the armed forces. On Sgt.
Matlovichís stone is written these words:
"They gave me a medal for killing two men
and a discharge for loving one."
honoree this year will be Major Alan Rogers,
the first openly gay casualty of the war in
Iraq to be buried in Arlington National
Cemetery with full military honors. Friends
will be present to speak about their comrade
The service is
sponsored by the Arlington Gay and Lesbian
Alliance. The entire community is invited. For
more information, contact Capt. Michael Rankin
at NAVYDOCNOVA@AOL.COM or at (703) 536-5698.