Somerville commemorates National POW/MIA Recognition Day

On September 19, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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On Thursday, September 14, the eve of the National Recognition Day, the City of Somerville honored prisoners of war and those still missing in action with a remembrance ceremony at the City’s Honor Roll wall, on the City Hall Concourse outside of 93 Highland Ave.

In the United States, National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed on the third Friday in September. It honors those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action.

Local city officials, veterans, and members of the general public gathered to speak, share their thoughts and feelings, and participate in the ceremonial commemoration of this national day of recognition.

The day was established by an Act of Congress in 1998 with the Defense Authorization Act. It is one of six days that the POW/MIA Flag can be flown.

-By Jim Clark

 

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