Ceremony recognizes POW/MIAs

Ceremony recognizes POW/MIAs

Credit: Mike Gooding, 13News

Naval Station Norfolk's remembrance ceremony for prisoners of war and missing in action

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 21 at 12:59 PM

NORFOLK -- Today is National POW/MIA Recognition Day, recognizing America's service members who were held prisoners of war or are still missing, and their families. 

A wreath was laid Friday afternoon and there was a moment of silence at Naval Station Norfolk.

Friday morning, NAS Oceana hosted a commemoration ceremy at the Flame of Hope Memorial Park on Oceana Blvd. 

The first official commemoration of POW/MIAs was in 1979. The Dept of Defense says personnel are working to account for the more than 83,000 missing service members from conflicts as far back as World War II.

 

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