VA to hold POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony on Sept. 21 - Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
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Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System

 

VA to hold POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony on Sept. 21

September 20, 2018

The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center will hold a POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony on Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. in the hospital chapel. The chapel is located on the 1st Floor near the South end of the hospital.

Featured speaker will be VA Chaplain Carter Check. The public is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day is September 21, an observance to remember the service of Veterans who were taken prisoner or remain missing. An estimated 20,000 former POWs are still living, most from the Korean War and WWII era.

Observances of National POW/MIA Recognition Day are held across the country on military installations, ships at sea, in state capitols, schools and Veterans' facilities. It is traditionally observed on the third Friday in September each year. This observance is one of six days throughout the year that Congress has mandated the flying of the National League of Families' POW/MIA flag. The others are Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day.

The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center is located at 1011 Honor Heights Dr. in Muskogee.