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The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Americans take the time to remember those who are or were at one time prisoners of war (POW) and those who are still missing in action (MIA), as well as their families.  National POW/MIA Recognition Day is not a federal public holiday in the United States but it is a national observance.


Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary invite the public to their remembrance program Friday, September 17th, 2021, 9:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial, 1885 Historic Courthouse in Center.  The Auxiliary will present the “Missing Man Table”. The POW/MIA Flag that has flown there 24/7 for the last year will be retired and a new one hoisted. 


Veterans from Shelby County known to have at one time been a Prisoner of War and those still missing in action will be remembered.  As always the public, city and county officials from all over Shelby County are cordially invited.


More information contact Post Quartermaster Larry Hume, 936-332-0349 or Graphic attached if your media supports it.

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