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Faith and Trust .....
We must never Forget

The Vigil Every Thursday evenings starting at 7:00 p.m. E.D.T. people gather in Hesky Park, located in Meredith, New Hampshire, on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee. The Thursday evening Vigils started in August of 1989 in an effort to raise awareness about the abandonment of Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action. The first Vigil lasted 15 minutes; one minute to symbolize each year since the US State Department declared, "There are no more prisoners in Southeast Asia. They are all dead." The vigil now spans 32 minutes. The Meredith POW/MIA Vigil is believed to be the longest consecutively held vigil in the United States. There has never been a Thursday night Vigil unattended since its inception. Attendance ranges from 3-4 in the depths of winter to approximately 2000 during Motorcycle Week in June, which features the Freedom Ride. Vigil goers have weathered rain, sleet, snow, hail, thunder, lightning, and even temperatures of -37 degrees Fahrenheit. The Meredith Vigil continues. It stands as a pillar of truth, honor, credibility, integrity, and loyalty in the northeast. Those who stand the Vigil believe the words closure and healing should never replace the words responsibility and loyalty.


For as long as we have Wars

And we send our Young to fight

We’All have Those who are Missing

And the POWs plight.

All People of this Nation

Have this Duty to fulfill.

We must keep Them in our thoughts

And, We must have the Will

To bring every One home

And do all we can to find

All those POW/MIAs

And leave NO Souls behind. 

President: Don Amorosi
33 Wilson Avenue
South Glens Falls, NY 12803

Director: Bob Jones
14 Forest Hill Road
Meredith, NH 03253

Chaplain: Artie Atikinson

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.