Volunteers from Vandenberg are scheduled
to read names of POWs and MIAs during an annual 24-hour vigil at the POW and
MIA Memorial here beginning 2 p.m. Thursday, culminating in a special
ceremony 2 p.m. Friday.
Chief Master Sgt. Ryan Peterson, 30th Space Wing command chief, will be the
guest speaker at the closing ceremony.
The purpose of the vigil is to remember U.S. military members who were
imprisoned while serving in conflicts and those who remain missing.
This will be the 34th United States’ National POW and MIA Recognition Day
observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year.