POW-MIA vigil to be held at Old Main on Sept. 16

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A prisoners of war -- missing in action (POW-MIA) vigil will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 16, on the Old Main lawn at Penn State's University Park campus. The event is sponsored by The Penn State Air Force ROTC Arnold Air Society - Harry R. Armstrong Squadron. An opening ceremony of 30 to 40 minutes will begin the vigil, which also will include a missing-man table ceremony and a 21-gun salute. For the next 24 hours, members of the Penn State Detachment 720 Honor Guard will stand watch in remembrance of all fallen soldiers, prisoners of war, and members of the United States military who are still missing in action. The event is free and open to the general public and all are welcome, particularly military veterans and those who have family members serving in the U.S. military.

Last Updated September 13, 2011