High School JROTC cadets honor National POW / MIA Recognition Day

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – In 1979, President Jimmy Carter and the U.S. Congress designated every third Friday of September as National Prisoner of War / Missing in Action Recognition Day.

The Veterans and Military Support Council American invited Greenwood High School Navy JROTC Cadets to help them celebrate at American Legion Post 23.

The cadets presented the colors, sang the National Anthem and performed Missing Man Table & Fallen Comrade Table ceremony.  

Cadet Commander Thomas Panzieri, “Those who go to POW camps and really do suffer, those who we don’t find who don’t really get to go home to their families, it’s important that we do honor them.”

Veterans and Military Support Council Chairman Don Butler said, “They did a fabulous job. It’s a great learning experience for them. It’s just important that all Americans pay a solemn remembrance to all those we lost.”

Fire Control Senior Chief Phillip Stagner said, “[I want to continue] getting them involved because that gives them a purpose. And if you have a purpose, then you actually want to get out and do more. ”