Korean MemorialKorean War & Korea Defense Service Veterans, Lake Co. (FL), Chapter 169















POW/MIA Remembrance

POW/MIAThe KWVA Chapter 169 Procedure to Recognize POWs/MIAs

Presiding officer: "Chapter 169 will now remember the 7,839 of our  brothers who still lay silent in unknown places in North Korea, the 63,000+ MIAs of all wars from WWII to the present, and all their families who still await closure after so many years.

We do this by designating a POW/MIA Chair at all member meetings as a physical symbol to not only our Korean War and Service brothers but to all other American POW/MIAs still unaccounted for from all wars.

We place this POW/MIA symbol on the empty chair as a reminder to:

Ø rededicate ourselves to spare no effort to secure the release of all American prisoners from captivity,

Ø achieve the repatriation of the remains of those who died bravely in defense of liberty, and

Ø have full accounting of those still missing.

The Sargent-at-Arms will now place the POW/MIA cover on the Chair. Members may join with him in slow saluting the symbol.

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The Sargent at Arms now carries the POW/MIA cover to the front of the room, preferably on the side where the American Flag has been posted. He/she salutes the American Flag, and then proceeds to the center of the room where the empty chair has been preplaced. He/she places the cover on chair, takes one step backward and slow-salutes the POW/MIA symbol, and retreats.

At end of meeting just prior to final salute to the American Flag, The President/Presiding officer declares: "Sargent-at-Arms, please remove the cover from the POW/MIA chair." Sargent-at-arms now first slow-salutes the POW/MIA symbol, then removes and retreats. ###

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