Heads Up ...
Thanks to Jon Dion, President Rolling Thunder NH-1;
The 50 State Traveling POW/MIA Flag, will be stopping in Meredith Sunday March 25th on its way for the Transfer to Maine.
Ceremony Planning is in the works for a Full Ceremony on the Meredith POW/MIA Vigil HILL Sunday 1430 (2:30pm).
This year is the 30th Anniversary of the Meredith POW/MIA Vigil, please make every effort to attend.
Please Rearrange your Palm Sunday Dinner for just a little bit, for Our POW/MIA’s!
Prior to coming to Meredith there will be a Ceremony @ NHSVC 1100 Sunday 25th!
Former Prisoners of War Recognition Day ceremony
When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery
The Dept of NH Veterans of Foreign Wars, Auxiliary, and the NH Chapter of the American Ex-Prisoners of War
cordially invite you and your family and friends to the annual Former Prisons of War
Recognition Day ceremony in the Chapel that starts at 10:00am.
National POW/MIA Recognition Day
When : Third Friday of September
POW/MIA Recognition Day is a day of remembrance and hope for the speedy and safe return of American Prisoners of War,
and those still Missing in Action. It also seeks the return of the remains of fallen soldiers.
The first official commemoration of POW/MIAs was July 18, 1979. It was the result of resolutions passed in Congress. The first national ceremony was held on this date. Over the next several years, it was held in varying dates of the year. Finally, in 1986, The National League of Families proposed the third Friday in September as a day to recognize and remember POW/MIAs. This date was selected, as it is not associated with any wars. Each year, the president of the United States issues a proclamation on this day.
Did you know? Federal law requires the POW/MIA flag to be flown on the following days:
Armed Forces Day, Third Saturday in May
Flag Day, June 14
Independence Day, July 4
POW/MIA Day, 3rd Friday of September
Veterans Day, Nov. 11
Northeast POW/MIA Network in Vermont
EVERY THURSDAY @ 7:00 PM
Monthly POW/MIA Vigil in Manchester, NH
1st. Wednesday of the Month @ 7:00pm
Veteran's Park, Elm Street
POW/MIA Vigil Portsmouth, NH
This is a Group dedicated to the remembrance of our POW's and MIA's.
We hold the Vigil on the 4th Tuesday of every month
at Langdon Park in Portsmouth, NH at 7:00 pm
We are a completely volunteer organization, veterans and non-veterans, using awareness, communication, education, legislation, and compassion to assuage the pain associated with one of the most devastating outcomes of service to one’s Country. As we honor POW/MIAs, returned and still waiting to come home, we aggressively pursue means to return the missing and protect those serving.