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Sunday, September 18, 2011

POW * MIA: Day to remember prisoners of war, missing soldiers at VA


“This is a day we should always remember,” Williams said.


The Rowan County Veterans Council, with assistance from VA staff and the South Rowan ROTC Honor Guard, held a brief “Missing Man Table & Honors Ceremony” at noon Friday to remember prisoners of war and soldiers who have never made it back home.

“This honors ceremony symbolizes that they are with us in spirit,” said Hercules Shannon, president of the Rowan County Veterans Council.

U.S. Department of Defense statistics list 73,787 men and women as missing in action from World War II, 7,985 from the Korean War, 125 from Cold War activities and 1,693 from Vietnam.

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