Northern California Prisoner of War/ Missing in Action
POW/MIA Program sponsored by VFW Post 2003 and Auxiliary
Colfax Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2003 and Auxiliary invite the community to a POW/MIA program they are hosting Sat, Sept 8, 11 am – 1 pm, at Colfax Veterans Memorial Hall, 22 Sunset Circle. The POW/MIA program is an opportunity to remember and honor our Northern California veterans who have been held prisoners of war, and those who have been missing and unaccounted for in recent times of war. The POW/MIA program will have special music performed by Auburn Pioneer United Methodist Bell Choir and Colfax UMC Hand Chime Choir, as well as Colfax High School quartet; there will be a ‘one man table’ ceremony remembering and honoring those military members who have been missing in action and unaccounted for. 5th District Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery will be a special speaker. It had been intended to have a ‘Ceremonial Burn’, a special service to officially ‘retire’ old and torn U.S. flags, but due to the high fire danger, the Ceremonial Burn will occur during the Colfax Winter Fest. However, VFW Post 2003 will happily accept any old flags, and hold them for the December ceremony. Please contact Commander David Green (530-401-7153) or Tom Hiatt (530-346-2241) about turning in old flags or to learn more about the POW/MIA program. Flags may also be dropped off at a September 9th thru December 2nd Sunday VFW Pancake Breakfast at the Colfax Veterans Memorial Hall, 22 Sunset Circle, 8 – 11 am.
For more information on this event please contact VFW Commander David Green at (530) 401-7153