Jasper- National MIA/POW Recognition Day is held the third Friday of September each year.
VFW Post 673 annually remembers those who are/were MIA’s and POW’s with a recognition service at the post. The date for this year’s recognition service will be Friday, September 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the post. Chairman Ed Oser will be focusing this year’s service on Lieutenant Commander Bart Wade, who was a 1957 graduate of Jasper High School. Lieutenant Commander Wade was a Navy pilot who was shot down over North Vietnam just 34 days shy of the signing of the peace treaty which would end the war.
All post members, as well as members of the public, are invited to attend this event in remembrance of all MIA and POW’s as a way to convey the message associated with this recognition event “Never Forgotten.”