Here are some photos from the Balloon classic last weekend (9-2-2022) in Boise. The Freedom Flight's POW MIA Balloon was there. Members of our Corporation were on hand to assist as crew members to launch and recover the Balloon.
"Never Forget" Ralph G. Kramer Msgt, USAF Ret
Executive Director Boise Valley POW/MIA Corporation
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43rd Annual National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony
Held by the POW Committee of Michigan
Debbie Pineau McClain, President of the POW Committee of Michigan, chose to use the League's "The Men Are the Mission" motto for the official invitation.
The focus of this year's program will be the unreturned Veterans of the Vietnam War.
Some likely will recall the "Michigan Remembers" POW/MIA Memorial was unveiled and dedicated on POW/MIA Recognition Day in 1986. It honors the 84 service members from Michigan who were missing and unaccounted for at the end of the Vietnam War. Of the 84, 48 are still missing and unaccounted-for. POW Committee of Michigan ceremonies have taken place there each year since 1986. For the first few years, the POW/MIA Memorial was the only feature; however, a flagpole, stairs, a mural, an eternal light, a small Vietnam War Memorial, a permanent handicap-accessible stage, and a remembrance garden have since been added.
Below is a copy of the invitation for this year's ceremony and photos from a few years ago, one showing the site during a Recognition Day ceremony and a couple showing close-ups of the "Michigan Remembers."
(Ms.) Marty Eddy
Michigan Coordinator, National League of POW/MIA Families
Secretary/Treasurer, POW Committee of Michigan
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154 will be holding a POW/MIA 24-hour vigil from 2PM Friday, September 16 to 2PM Saturday, September 17 at the Michigan POW/MIA Memorial in Resurrection Cemetery located in Clinton Township, Michigan. The opening ceremony is scheduled for 6PM Friday and will feature Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient James McCloughan as the guest speaker. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
VVA Chapter 154 supports the League and the POW Committee of Michigan. Thanks for your consideration.
Never give up,
(Ms.) Marty Eddy
Michigan Coordinator, National League of POW/MIA Families Secretary/Treasurer, POW Committee of Michigan
Below is the information flyer about the ceremony, a photo of the guest speaker, James McCloughan, a photo of the Memorial, and a photo showing a partial view of the Veterans Plaza where the Memorial is located.