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Event planned to remember POW/MIA service members Sept. 20

By Susan Mustapich | Sep 17, 2019
Photo by: Susan Mustapich The War Memorial Post 30 American Legion will hold an event on the Village Green in remembrance of Maine military personnel unaccounted for and missing in action from all wars.

Camden — A National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day event will be held on the Village Green Sept. 20 to remember Maine military personnel unaccounted for from the Vietnam War and previous wars.

At 10 a.m., Camden's local War Memorial Post 30 American Legion will hold a silent vigil. The vigil will be followed by a prayer offered by Post Chaplain the Rev. Dave Franclemant and the reading of a state proclamation.

The names and biographical information of the 11 Maine military personnel remaining unaccounted for from the Vietnam War will be read.

Post 30 members will have a table with POW/MIA information and representatives of the Silhouette Project will be on hand. The Silhouette Project's mission is to raise awareness of the suicide epidemic among veterans and active-duty military personnel, and to spotlight organizations that provide services to those affected and their families.

Members of the public are welcome to attend. For more information, call Jeff Sukeforth at 691-2270 or visit War Memorial Post 30 on Facebook.

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