POW and MIA 24-hour vigil

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.


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