POW/MIA remembrance events to be held today

(Via Ho’okele News)

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Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs

Ceremonies for national POW/MIA Recognition Day today include: *POW/MIA remembrance ceremony will be held from 8:15 to 9 a.m. today at the 15th Wing building, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The guest speaker will be U.S. Air Force Col. Henry “Hank” Fowler (ret.).

For more information, call Senior Master Sgt. Ricardo Russo at 449-0492.

*The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command will host a commemoration of National POW/MIA Recognition Day beginning at 10 a.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl).

The ceremony is free and open to the public. Appropriate attire for the event is military class B or service equivalent, or civilian casual or aloha wear. The keynote speaker, former Navy Capt. (ret.) James Hickerson, was a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War.

Other ceremony highlights will include wreath presentations by veterans’ groups and a solemn reading of former missing in action service members whose remains were identified in the last year. Organizations are welcome to participate in the floral presentations by laying a wreath or flowers.

For more information, call 448-1939.

*A special POW/MIA remembrance day meal will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the Silver Dolphin Bistro. The meal price is $4.65. The meal is open to all active duty military,

Department of Defense employees, retirees and family members of active duty with valid ID cards. The menu will include grilled tenderloin steak, barbecue pork ribs, grilled salmon and other items. The meal will also include a fresh salad bar, crab salad and pasta salad, assorted desserts, ceremonial cake and an ice cream bar.

For more information, call 473-2948.

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