CANCELLED: Legion Post 30 convenes for National POW/MIA Day Remembrance
Event has passed
Due to the predicted weather for Saturday, September 16, Post 30 has cancelled the POW/MIA Remembrance for the Village Green. The event will be held at a later date. Post 30 requests your help in spreading this cancellation to your friends.
Please take a moment on Saturday to remember the 11 brave men who remain unaccounted for from Maine.
Initial Press Release:
“Though not here… their sacrifice is not forgotten”
Those words are what American Legion Post 30 members will share with the public when they hold their annual POW/MIA remembrance event, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m., on the Camden Village Green.
The post will read the names of the Maine military service members who remain unaccounted for from the Vietnam War to remind everyone that although they are not here they will never be forgotten.
National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed annually in September. The central theme is to demonstrate the ongoing commitment to ensure the full accountability of captured service members and missing war heroes to their families. POW/MIA Day is the one day of every year where all Veteran organizations gather to honor and remember those who remain in captivity or are missing.
“Every Veteran, and the community, should be a part of this to remember the many men, the brothers, fathers, uncles from every state, especially the 11 men from Maine are remembered,” said Jeff Sukeforth, Post 30 Adjutant, in a news release.
The public is invited and encouraged to join in this solemn ceremony to remember those from Maine.
The event will begin promptly at 10 a.m. with the names of the Maine Military men who remain missing or in captivity will be read followed by a lone strike of a bell.
Once the ceremony concludes everyone is invited back to the Legion Post for refreshments and to talk should they wish. Post 30 is located at 91 Pearl Street in Camden. Should it rain, the ceremony will be held at the Legion Post.
FMI on this event please call Jeff Sukeforth at 236-3310.
Further information on POW/MIA Day can be found at https://www.defense.gov/Spotlights/National-Pow-Mia-Recognition-Day/