reading the names of Maine Military men who remain missing or in captivity

Legion Post 30 to hold annual POW/MIA remembrance, Sept. 17

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CAMDEN — The American Legion Post 30 will hold their annual POW/MIA remembrance event Saturday, Sept. 17, at noon, on the Camden Village Green. The Post will read the names of the Maine military service members who remain in an unaccounted for status from the Vietnam War.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed annually in September around a central theme to show commitment to full accountability to the families of captured service members and missing war heroes.

The term POW and MIA mean prisoner of war and military personnel who went missing in action.

This remembrance is held in conjunction with the National POW/MIA Day of remembrance. 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 should be a part of this to remember their Brothers and Sisters,” said Jeff Sukeforth, Post Adjutant, in a news release.

The public is invited to join the legion on the green for this solemn ceremony.

The Legion will be joined by Rep Vicki Doudera, local representative to the Maine Legislature for District 94, who will make proper remarks on the day. The event will begin promptly at noon and the names of the Maine Military men who remain missing or in captivity will be read followed by a lone strike of a bell to remember each one.

Sukeforth said 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.

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/

Event Date: 

Sat, 09/17/2022 - 12:00pm

Event Location: 

Camden Village Green

Address: 

Camden Village Green
Camden, ME 04861
United States