POW/MIA Day program planned for Sept. 17 at Grand Hotel
The annual National POW/MIA Day program will be held Friday, Sept. 17, at noon in the main lobby of the Grand Hotel in Minot. The program is open to everyone.
The program will open with a moment of silence and laying of 13 roses in memory of the 13 servicemembers who were killed during the Aug. 26 attack at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan.
Those taking part in the program include Pastor Mark Frueh of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Minot; the Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard Team; and Steve Veikley.
The names of of 47 North Dakota prisoners of war/missing in action from the Korean War, Vietnam War and Persian Gulf War will be read, followed by the folding of the American flag and playing of Taps.
A POW/MIA Wall of Honor will be displayed with the 47 names of those from North Dakota and brief information about each. In front of the Wall of Honor will be a banquet table dressed in white with place setting with the names of four military members buried at Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
A special booklet with the names and information about the 47 N.D. POW/MIAs will be available. The books will also be available at the display table in the lobby until Sept. 19.
The event is being presented by Wreaths Across America. Application forms to sponsor wreaths will be available.