Never Forgotten, Remembering the Legacy of Pequannock's POW / MIA Soldiers
|English: Flag of the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia - an American non-profit organization that is concerned with the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Friday September 21st 2012, Veterans of American Legion Posts 242 and 450, Township Council, and guests will honor American Servicemen who were imprisoned during military conflicts and those who still remain missing by flying the official POW / MIA flag below the American flag.
We invite you to attend the ceremony which will take place in front of Town Hall at 5pm Friday.
As of September 2012, the Defense Prisoner of War Office with the American Military lists a staggering 83,000 American sons and daughters unaccounted for from World War II through today. This include 1,655 from Vietnam alone and an additional 6 from conflicts which have occurred even in this era of modern technology and tracking. A vast 73,000 plus WWII servicemen lay at rest throughout Europe, their final locations unknown, but still we raise this flag in acknowledgement that no matter how long or how far, they are missed at home. ~Editor
Christopher Lotito is a member of the Pequannock Historic District, Open Space, and Flood Control Advisory Commissions as well as the author of "Torrent," a book about flooding in the region. Lotito's personal mission is to reduce new taxes, drastically reduce flooding, and preserve more green spaces for our children. Christopher Lotito Profile