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Former prisoners of war and those missing in action to be remembered in Bloomfield

(Source: John J. Pershing VA Medical Center) (Source: John J. Pershing VA Medical Center)
BLOOMFIELD, MO (KFVS) -

The Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri and the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center have partnered once again to host a special commemorative Prisoners Of War/Missing In Action (POW/MIA) Day ceremony on Friday, September 16.

The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at the commitment shelter on the cemetery grounds in Bloomfield.

The third Friday in September has been designated as national POW/MIA Remembrance Day.

Staff of the cemetery and the medical center, along with members of local service organizations, will present a special program to recognize former prisoners of war and remember those missing in action on POW/MIA Day.

“This ceremony is a very special way to recognize our former prisoners of war and remember those who remain missing," Donna Reynolds, Voluntary Services Officer, said. "I’m honored to recognize the service members who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms.”

Anyone interested in attending the POW/MIA program may contact the Voluntary Service office at 573-778-4276 or the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at (573)-568-3871.

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