PLAISTOW — The Department of NH American Legion family and the POW/MIA Committee welcome you to their POW/MIA Ceremony. This year it will be held on Sat., September 21 through Sun., September 22 at the Plaistow Town Hall, 145 Main Street. This year the vigil is hosted by the Plaistow American Legion Post 34. The opening ceremony on Sat., September 21 starts at 11:00 a.m. and the closing ceremony will take place on Sun., September 22 starting at 11:00 a.m.

This is a makeshift Memorial with the American Flag, the State Flag, the POW/MIA Flag, the American Legion Post Family Flags, and all the Armed Service Flags including the Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine Flags. There will be candles lit and wreathes from all the wars and conflicts associated with the POW/MIA’s that are put in place. The ceremony explains the meaning of each wreath and the POW/MIA Missing Man Chair ceremony is performed.

This is a 24-Hour Vigil, two people stand watch, and each watch is fifteen-minutes long throughout the 24-hours. You do not have to be a member of the Legion Family to come and honor the sacrifices of these brave men and women.

The community is encouraged to participate. If you or your organization would like to reserve a block of time for your group to stand watch, contact Melissa Greenwood at mdgreenwood@hotmail.com or call 603-210-5626.

This ceremony will be held every year until we bring them all home.

We Will Never Forget, All Gave Some, Some Gave All.

For additional information, contact Joyce Murnane at 603-303-0570 or email jmurnane@comcast.net (please reference POW/MIA Vigil in the subject).

 

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