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Madison Pauses To Honor POW/MIA

A small and solemn crowd paid their respects to men and women who are prisoners of war or missing in action Friday evening on POW/MIA Recognition Day.

 

A small but solemn crowd met Friday evening on the Madison town green to pay their respects to servicemen and servicewomen who are prisoners of war or missing in action.

In attendance were veterans, town and state officials, boy scouts, and town residents, among others.

Here are some photos from the event.

According to the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO), there are still 83,414 unaccounted for from past conflicts.

Unaccounted for from Past Conflicts   WWII Korean War Cold War Vietnam War Iraq & Other Conflicts Total Total MIA *73,681     *7,946 
   126     1,655       6 83,414
Audrey Horn September 23, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Very nice, but I have to ask where was the POW/MIA flag made? In the USA I hope.
Cathy Marsh September 23, 2012 at 11:14 AM
This is a very dignified event held annually at our town green's memorial stones. It is an event that makes Madison special! The first remark was unnecessary and uncalled for. I am proud that our family takes the time to participate annually and take a moment to remember the missing and decease Veteran's from so many wars around the world. Note that the American Legion Post 79 (Bradley Road across from the ball firld and next to the Senior Center) has begun the construction of a Veteran's Memorial Walkway" at their flag pole. For a small donation, you can have a brick engraved and have your Veteran remembered! And it foes not have to be a Madison born beteran. Very similar to the Madison Clock project and the James Madison Bust Project. Contact Doc Swenson at 203-909-1317 for engraving forms. There is a beautiful granite headstone already at the site (Pem-you should do a story with Doc). Thank you to the Veterans for their efforts.

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