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[ARCHIVED] 2017 National POW/MIA Recognition Day Friday, September 15th

POW/MIA Awareness Day - 3rd Friday in September

2017 National POW/MIA Recognition Day Friday, September 15th

The Town of Hingham’s Annual Candlelight Vigil will be at the POW/MIA Memorial on Hingham Harbor, beginning at 6:30pm and lasting approximately 60 minutes. This simple stand-out draws awareness and shows solidarity for the cause.  All military, veterans, and Gold Star families are strongly encouraged to attend. 

By Proclamation, National POW/MIA Recognition Day is be observed annually on the third Friday in September. This National Day of Recognition honors our missing service members and their families, and highlights the government’s commitment to account for them.  America’s POW/MIAs should be honored and recognized, rather than memorialized, with the focus on continuing commitment to account as fully as possible for those still missing. 

The general public is always welcome, and invited to participate.  Parking in the main lot nearest the Iron Horse is recommended.  Volunteers will be on-hand to distribute glow-sticks while they last, or you can bring your own luminary device.  Come and show your SUPPORT!
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