I am so sick of politics. The lies, the spinning, Hillary ~ the ultimate in what is so wrong in this country, the lack of respect for our Finest…I can feel myself spiraling down.
So ~ because yesterday was National POW/MIA Recognition Day and because I no longer live in Code Pink Land, (smiling again), I will be heading to town to be at the ceremony Rolling Thunder is having here today. I don’t believe I will come across any Pinkers either. They wouldn’t make it into the parking lot around here. Heh!
POW/MIA Memorial Jim Barnett Park
1001 E. Cork St. Winchester, VA 22601
The Virginia Chapter 1 of Rolling Thunder, Inc. has established a permanent memorial located in Jim Barnett Park in Winchester. The memorial consists of a granite monument with the names of the POW/MIAs from Vietnam emblazoned upon it. POW/MIAs from other conflicts are memorialized with stone benches in an arch around an eighty foot circle. A four foot walkway around this circle is guarded by four by eight inch granite blocks. These blocks are engraved with messages of remembrance from contributors to the project. At the head of the circle, and the focal point of the project, contributors have purchased two foot square granite blocks also engraved with words of recognition. Flags of the United States, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the POW/MIAs fly behind the granite monument. The monument and flags are continuously illuminated.
A Pentagon ceremony for National POW/MIA Recognition Day will be held on Friday, Sept. 21, 2007. This ceremony will feature troops from each of the military services. The president will issue a proclamation commemorating the observances and reminding the nation of those Americans who have sacrificed so much for their country.
Observances of National POW/MIA Recognition Day are held across the country on military installations, ships at sea, state capitols, schools and veterans’ facilities. This observance is one of six days throughout the year that Congress has mandated the flying of the National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag. The others are Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day. The flag is to be flown at major military installations, national cemeteries, all post offices, VA medical facilities, the World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the official offices of the secretaries of state, defense and veterans affairs, the director of the selective service system and the White House.
( ~ I apologize to all veterans and their families that this wasn’t posted yesterday, as it should have been ~ )