Memorial Park, POW Memorial September 17th 11am-12pm
The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Many Americans take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families.
There are 1,741 American personnel listed by the Defense Department's POW/MIA Office as missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam War, as of April 2009. The number of United States personnel accounted for since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975 is 841. About 90 percent of the 1,741 people still missing were lost in Vietnam or areas of Laos and Cambodia under Vietnam's wartime control, according to the National League of Families.
Come join usfrom 11am-12pm at Memorial Park, POW Memorial, September 17th, as we take time to honor and remember. The event is sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution and American Legion Post 1. Guest speaker is Mr. Franklin Damann, a forensic anthropologist and director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency's Offutt Airforce Base Laboratory.