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U of M ROTC to honor POW/MIA with ceremony and silent vigil

Former POW scheduled to speak

Media Note: Event will take place in front of the Veteran’s Tribute Wall on the southwest corner of TCF Bank Stadium. Please park in the TVRP lot, on the South side of the Fay Thompson Center, 501 23rd Ave SE, Minneapolis.

Event: U of M ROTC POW/MIA ceremony and vigil
Time: 3:50-10 p.m.
Date: Sunday, Sept. 23
Place: Veteran’s Tribute Wall, southwest corner of TCF Bank Stadium, 2009 University Ave. S.E., Minneapolis

Contacts: Jerry Kyser, Arnold Air Society Twin Cities, crazyjerry45@hotmail.com, 651-338-2717
Steve Henneberry, University News Service, henneberry@umn.edu, 612-624-1690

September 21, 2012

In honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, The University of Minnesota ROTC program will host a special ceremony at TCF Bank Stadium’s Veterans Tribute Wall, Sunday, Sept. 23 beginning at 3:50 p.m.

The Veteran’s Tribute Wall is located on the southwest corner of TCF Bank Stadium, 2009 University Ave S.E. Minneapolis, between the main scoreboard and gate E, on the U of M’s East Bank.

The U of M ceremony will include a missing man formation flyover by World War II aircraft at 4 p.m., wreath laying, POW/MIA table presentations, and a keynote address by retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. William L. Connell, a former POW.

Following the ceremony, from 5-10 p.m., cadets from the Air Force ROTC program will hold a silent vigil at the same location. The cadets will guard a table with replica M1 rifles.

On the third Friday in September each year the nation remembers U.S. service members who have been, or still are, missing in action (MIA) or prisoners of war (POW).

For interviews, please contact Jerry Kiser.

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