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Malmstrom Air Force Base POW/MIA Day Ceremony

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Malmstrom Air Force Base honored Americans in all branches of the armed forces during National POW/MIA Day Friday. Malmstrom Air Force Base honored Americans in all branches of the armed forces during National POW/MIA Day Friday.
The march ended at 4:00 p.m. Friday afternoon, and was followed by a vigil at Medal of Honor Park at Malmstrom Air Force Base. The march ended at 4:00 p.m. Friday afternoon, and was followed by a vigil at Medal of Honor Park at Malmstrom Air Force Base.
More than 300 airmen and women marched on base over a period of 24 hours in honor of the day, which remembers servicemen and women from all US wars, who remain missing in action, or have been taken as prisoners of war. More than 300 airmen and women marched on base over a period of 24 hours in honor of the day, which remembers servicemen and women from all US wars, who remain missing in action, or have been taken as prisoners of war.
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Malmstrom Air Force Base honored Americans in all branches of the armed forces during National POW/MIA Day Friday. 

The day remembered servicemen and women in all branches of the armed forces, who remain missing in action or have been taken as prisoners of war. The day also honored the families of all POW/MIA soldiers. 

More than 300 airmen and women marched over a period of 24 hours in honor of the day.The march ended at 4:00 P-M Friday and was followed by a vigil at Medal of Honor Park.

The ceremony thanked all branches for their service to the US and served as a reminder that America must remember it's responsibility to support it's troops. 

The vigil also highlighted the importance of locating the remains of all MIA/POW troops from previous wars and bringing them home. 

"It's just 24 hours, it's just to us a small token of our appreciation as we remember their great sacrifice," said 341st Missile Wing Commander Col. Ron Allen. 

"Whether you're in the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, we've all had members that are prisoners of war or missing in action, and so collectively we get to, remember and honor those people that have been lost," said 341st Contracting Specialist with the Contracting Squadron Gabriel Zambrano.

National POW/ MIA Recognition Day has been observed on the third Friday in September annually since 1989.

As of September 1st,  the Department of Defense reports 1,618 Americans still unaccounted for. 

For more information, click here: http://www.dpaa.mil/ .
    
 

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