THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Iron Mountain VA to Host POW/MIA
Issue Date: September 13, 2017
The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain will hold a National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at Ford Airport in Kingsford, Mich. This year's ceremony is being held in conjunction with the Ford Airport Days and Friday's Veterans Preview event.
The public is welcome. The ceremony will pay tribute to America's former prisoners of war who live in the area and those killed or still missing in action. Five former POWs from World War II and Korea will be attending the ceremony.
Keynote speaker will be James Rice, Director at the Iron Mountain VA Medical Center. The ceremony will include music and readings by VA staff and volunteers, Color Guard by American Legion Post 50, and taps. A private luncheon for the former POWs and their families will follow.
The ceremony will take place in the hangar on the east ramp of the airport.
If questions regarding the ceremony call Laura Branz at (906) 774-3300, extension 32604.