Thirty-seven members of the community were present, Saturday, September 21st for the special POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony at the Knob Noster Post on D Highway. VFW Post Member SSgt Gaetano Acevedo coordinated the program which included the POW/MIA Table Ceremony and a short video clip.
The Table Ceremony consisted of Jessica Simon, TSgt Derrick Foote, SSgt Gaetano Acevedo, SSgt Brock Wilson, SSgt Christopher Townsend and SSgt Derek Crader. All participants of the Table Ceremony were members of the VFW Post and the 509th Contracting Squadron on Whiteman AFB. The narrator was A1C Brady Goodwin, also of the 509th Contracting Squadron.
VFW Post 4195 Commander Micheal Fisk concluded the ceremony by thanking everyone who attended and stated there were still 83,345 POWs/MIAs. The 20-minute presentation was greatly appreciated, as this was the first such at this local Post.
Shown in the photos are SSgt Gaetano Acevedo, SSgt Christopher Townsend, SSgt Brock Wilson, SSgt Derek Crader, TSgt Derrick Foote and Mrs Jessica Simon. Submitted.