Friday was National Prisoner of War and Missing in Action Commemoration Day. At the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain; a ceremony was held in honor of those veterans. It was also a time to observe prisoners of war who are still with us.
The Kingsford High School choir performed during the ceremony, and awards were given to the three veterans honored during the ceremony. ??Oh, I appreciate putting on the ceremony for us; makes me feel good that they do this for us,?? said WWII POW, John Moddie. ??I was happy to serve my country.??
The local ceremony on Friday in Iron Mountain was just one of countless other services nationwide that expressed the gratitude we share towards prisoners of war and those missing in action.