Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ohio and PA Veterans Hold Vigil for POWs and MIAs

Valley veterans came out Saturday night to hold a vigil for their fellow comrades who are either missing in action or prisoners of war.

The 26th annual vigil took place at the Mercer County Courthouse to honor POWs and MIAs. More than 1700 Americans are still unaccounted for from the Vietnam War. Some 78,000 are missing from World War Two and more than 8,000 are unaccounted for from the Korean War.

An organizer of the vigil said we must remember all the men and women lost until they're all found.

"If we can stand out here in the cold for a short time, then you know, we're at least trying to do something to bring the knowledge forward on this issue," said Wayne Stratos, Chairman, MCVEVA.

The Mercer County Vietnam Era Veteran's Association is also working on legislation in Congress that would help them find out what happened to missing troops by investigating old war records.

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