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POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony [PICTORIAL]

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The ceremony was held in remembrance of America’s prisoners of war, those still missing in action and their families.

A POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony was held Sept. 21, 2018 at the Air Force Armament Museum at Eglin Air Force Base.

The ceremony was held in remembrance of America’s prisoners of war, those still missing in action and their families. The event featured guest speakers, Niceville High School’s Opus One Chorus singers, a bag-pipe performance, a wreath presentation, and a flyover.

The following photos showcase the annual ceremony (US Air Force photos by  Ilka Cole).

niceville eglin air force baseMembers of the Eglin Honor Guard perform missing man table honors during the POW/MIA ceremony Sept. 21 at the Air Force Armament Museum.

 

niceville eglin air force basePOW/MIA symbols were on display during the POW/MIA ceremony.

 

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niceville eglin air force baseMembers of the community stand for the flag presentation.

 

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Guest speaker and combat veteran retired U.S. Army Capt. Rich Adams speaks.
niceville eglin air force baseAirman 1st Class Marquise Cunningham, 96th Force Support Squadron, salutes during the wreath laying portion of the POW/MIA ceremony.
niceville eglin air force baseA member of the Patriot Guard holds the POW/MIA flag.

 

 

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niceville eglin air force baseMembers of the Emerald Coast Pipe and Drums play Amazing Grace.
Airmen stand at attention during the POW/MIA ceremony Sept. 21 at the Air Force Armament Museum.
niceville eglin air force baseMembers of the Opus One Chorus from Niceville High School sing the National Anthem.
niceville eglin air force baseWilliam Everett, Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 811, speaks to the audience.
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A member of the Patriot Guard salutes.
niceville eglin air force baseAirman 1st Class Edward Figueroa Rodriguez (left), 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Airman 1st Class Eric Tena (right), 96th Communications Squadron, fold the flag during the wreath laying portion of the POW/MIA ceremony.
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