National POW-MIA Recognition Day event Friday in Helena

Veterans, military personnel and the public are invited to participate in the 44th annual National Prisoner of War and Missing In Action (POW-MIA) Recognition Day 8 a.m. Friday at the Lewis & Clark County Veterans Memorial, Memorial Park.

The Montana state Capitol in Helena is shown with the state’s tribal flags flying out front. The MIA-POW flag can be seen underneath the U.S. flag.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

Those people who wish to read the 53 names of Montana POW-MIAs should gather between 7:30 and 8 a.m. to go over the process, event organizers said. Those 53 personnel listed as POW-MIA served from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold Wars.

This observance is supported by the Fort William Henry Harrison Museum Foundation & Montana Military Museum, The American Legion Post No. 2 (L&C), Voiture 718, 40 & 8 Society, Lewis & Clark Veterans Memorial Foundation, and veterans at large.

U.S. and POW/MIA flags fly at the site of the memorial marker for

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