National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2013

POW/MIA Day ProclamationThe National Day of Recognition for our Prisoners of War and Missing in Action is observed annually on the third Friday of September, a day set aside to pause, reflect, and remember those Americans held in wartime captivity and those still unaccounted for from all conflicts. As the proclamation from Governor Nathan Deal attests, there are many Georgians among the ranks of those who have not yet returned home to us.

Below are some events happening around Georgia to honor Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action. If you know of POW/MIA events in your area, please list them in the comments below the Georgia Department of Veterans Service Facebook post.

POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony in Warner Robins:
The Robins Air Force Base – POW/MIA Committee hosts its annual POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2013, at Hangar One of the Museum of Aviation. For additional information contact Renee Sconiers at jewell.sconiers@robins.af.mil or (478) 327-4790or Sr. Master Sgt. Shawn Page at shawn.page@us.af.mil or (478) 201-5218.

POW/MIA Day in Savannah:
The Vietnam Veterans of America Savannah Chapter 671 hosts its annual POW/MIA Day Program at 6:30 p.m. Friday, September 20, 2013, at Emmet Park at the Vietnam Monument on Bay Street. Guest speaker is Jimmy Ray. For further information, contact alharvusmc68@gmail.com or (912) 210-9118.



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