POWs, MIAs to be remembered Saturday

Mexia News Staff Report

Mexia-based VFW Lancaster Post 4694 will hold a ceremony to remember those members of the armed forces who never came home from service, either because they were prisoners of war or missing in action.
Post Commander Lamar Evans invites the public to the brief ceremony, which begins at 2 p.m. at the Post, 309 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Hwy. in Mexia and will be followed by refreshments.
Congress established National POW/MIA Recognition Day as the third Friday in September of each year.
VFW posts are especially diligent about hosting ceremonies to honor POWs and MIAs, often holding candles, playing patriotic music and hymns, and displaying symbols representing the anguish of those held captive as well as the pain of their families.
Congress has also recognized the black POW/MIA flag as the official flag to represent missing military members. That flag is displayed daily in the Capitol Rotunda.