PRISONERS OF WAR, MISSING IN ACTION SERVICE MEMBERS TO BE HONORED AT SEPT. 16 CEREMONY


POW/MIA flag to be raised to acknowledge national day of recognition

 

SOMERVILLE – A POW/MIA flag raising ceremony will take place at Somerville City Hall on Friday, September 16, at 10 a.m. in honor of the 37th annual National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

 

First observed in 1979, National POW/MIA Recognition Day is a day to honor returned prisoners of war and those members of the U.S. military, as well as civilians, who are still missing and unaccounted for from past wars. The day also serves to support ongoing search efforts for the missing.

 

“It is crucial that we continue to honor the sacrifices that all of our members of the military make,” Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone said. “We must never forget those who suffered unimaginable events as prisoners of war or those who still haven’t returned home. It is our responsibility to remember them always and show our support for their still-grieving families.”

 

The brief ceremony is open to the public.

 

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Betsy Allen, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or BAllen@somervillema.gov.

 

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