Friday, September 19, 2014

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Our Seward Kiwanis Kitones sang this morning at the Lincoln, NE Regional Office for the National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale gave the Keynote address. It was a most impressive event which included a number of former POW's and MIA's family members. John Gale's messge included a saying that was attributed to Abraham Lincoln. It seemed that he always respected people who were proud to tell pelple where they were from, because their hometown would be proud of them.  He also spoke of Bernie Neider with whom he had made a PBS program that has been used in Nebrska schools for students to learn apprecciation for what members of our armed forces went through during WWII. The audience of about 100 joined us in singing 'God Bless America". After "the Colors" were retired, we all enjoyed a light lunch.
The Lincoln  VA Regional Office posted the following facebook entry this morning: 
"Today is National POW/MIA Recognition Day, and for this week's tribute, we ask that you "express the solemn promise of a country and its people to our service members who have not returned home and their families: You are not forgotten."

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