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POW/MIA Ceremony Saturday

For the fifth straight year, the Texas State Cemetery along with Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 915 will honor National POW/MIA Day with a ceremony on Saturday, September 29, 2012. The event will begin at 11 a.m. in the monument section of the Cemetery. The ceremony will be followed by a reception at the Cemetery gallery.

In the event of foul weather, the ceremony will be held in the Cemetery gallery.

In addition to recognizing POW/MIA Day, a maquette of the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument will be put on display at the Cemetery.

The maquette is a scale-model replica of the monument honoring Texas Vietnam War veterans which will be installed on the State Capitol grounds. Entombed in the monument will be the dog tags of each of the 3,415 Texans lost in the Vietnam War, including 107 missing in action. Further information, including photographs, of the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument can be found here.  

Last year's ceremony featured several speakers, a moving POW/MIA Table Ceremony, Patriot Guard motorcycle riders and representatives of various elected officials and a reading of the names of Texans declared Missing in Action. A summary of the ceremony can be found here.

The ceremony is free and open to the public.