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Candlelight vigil to be held for National POW/MIA Recognition Day

On Sept. 21 beginning at 7 p.m., the Hampstead American Legion located at 4600 Legion Lane will be holding a Candlelight Vigil in observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day to remember those whose fate is unknown; those listed as Prisoners of War or Missing in Action. It will be held in their new pavilion which is dedicated to our country's POW/MIA's.

The evening will begin with a "table ceremony" where a table will be set for one with items symbolizing that members of our armed forces are missing from our ranks. As each item is put on the table, someone will explain the meaning.

Candles will be handed out to all in attendance and lit as the names of those Marylanders who are POW/MIA's from the Vietnam War are read. Records show that there are approximately 83,000 missing from WWII, The Korean War, The Cold War, The Vietnam War and the Gulf Wars. JPAC (Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command) works diligently to recover the remains of those lost and are continuing to return remains to families from all the wars as far back as WWII. We must remember them.

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