Prisoner of War, Missing in Action Day ceremony in Tomah

Ceremony to give tribute to MIA soldiers and former POWs

Friday our nation paused to remember military members captured and those who never made it home.

The Tomah VA held a ceremony in honor of national “Prisoner of War, Missing in Action Recognition Day.”

The event included music from Tomah High School students and introduced former POW’s and also gave a tribute to soldiers who are still MIA.

“These POW’s, these MIA’s gave so much. They literally gave years of their lives spent in prison camps under torture, some of them never came home, the MIA’s, and it’s important for us as soldiers, veterans and civilians to understand the sacrifice so we can actually appreciate the freedoms that we have today in the United States,” said Staff Sgt. David Moseley.

The Department of Defense says the day highlights the US Government’s Commitment to account for the lost soldiers.