Brockton Post Office to be Renamed The Rocky Marciano Post Office

April 23, 2009

BROCKTON, Mass., April 23 /PRNewswire/ — The Brockton Post Office, located at 120 Commercial Street in Brockton, will be renamed the Rocky Marciano Post Office in a formal ceremony at 2 p.m. on April 26th at the postal facility. The renaming is a result of Public Law 110-272, submitted to Congress by U.S. Congressman Stephen F. Lynch.

“Renaming the Brockton Post Office for Rocky is a fitting tribute to the greatest boxer of all time,” said Northeast Area Vice President Tim Haney. “The Postal Service is pleased to join Congressman Lynch and the city of Brockton in celebrating the life of a legendary hero to people all over the world.”

Marciano was the only heavyweight boxer to retire from the ring undefeated. He won an unprecedented 49 straight fights, including 43 by knockout. On Sept. 23, 1952, Marciano defeated Jersey Joe Walcott to win the heavyweight title, despite being knocked down in the first round and trailing Walcott going into the 13th round of the fight.

The dedication of the Rocky Marciano Post Office will feature a host of special guests including his son Rocky Marciano, Jr., his brother Peter Marciano and his nephew Robert E. Langway, Jr. as well as Congressman Lynch, Brockton Mayor James Harrington, USPS District Manager Robert Cintron, Goody Petronelli, friend of Rocky and Trainer of the Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Lawrence Siskind, President of the Brockton Historical Society, Charlie Tartaglia of George’s Cafe, and others.

The Brockton Fire and Police Departments will present the Colors, Yara Cardoso of the Mayor’s Women’s Council and Youth Advisory Committee will sing the national anthem, Brockton postal employees Mark Caseri, Fred Ricker, Don Sheehan and Sean O’Malley will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and the Brockton Firefighters Pipes and Drums will offer a musical ensemble.

The legendary boxing champion was honored by the Postal Service once before in 1999, when the Postal Service issued a stamp to honor Rocky as the undefeated World Heavyweight Champion as part of “Celebrate the Century” series.

The public is invited to attend. Parking is available at no charge at the Brockton municipal parking lots.

SOURCE U.S. Postal Service

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