VFW Post 7916 held a POW/MIA memorial ceremony in Occoquan last week.
According to a release, the event was held on POW/MIA Recognition Day at River Mill Park.
83,000 Americans are still listed as missing or unaccounted for, that served in wars on behalf of the United States, since World War II.
“That’s 83,000 military and civilian men and women … mothers and fathers … brothers and sisters … and sons and daughters… Today, our nation reaffirms its resolve to achieve the fullest possible accounting of those who are missing,” stated Colonel Chuck Wilson in a release.
A ceremonial table was placed for POW/MIA individuals, and Boy Scout Troop 1369 participated in the ceremony.
“As the Grand Finale, the scouts launched red, white, blue, silver and black star helium filled balloons in honor of our Army, Navy, Marine, and Air Force & Coast Guard Heroes,” stated a release.
Several elected officials were also in attendance, including Delegate Rich Anderson, Occoquan Mayor Elizabeth Quist, and Supervisor Ruth Anderson.
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