Tuesday, September 3, 2019
You Are Not Forgotten – that's the central phrase behind the POW/MIA remembrance movement which honors America's prisoners of war, those who are still missing in action and their families.
Many of our service members suffered as prisoners of war during several decades of varying conflicts. While some of them made it home, tens of thousands more never did.https://www.military.com/history/4-things-know-pow-mia-recognition-day.html
National POW MIA Recognition Day events in Camden, Maine, will be held on the Camden Village Green Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Camden's local Post 30 will hold a silent ceremony, followed by a reading of the names of members of U. S. Armed Services members from Maine, from all wars, who are still unaccounted for. Click here for more information.
War Memorial Post 30 in Camden, Maine is pleased to host this event and we hope the public will come out and join us for this event.
September 20th is National POW/MIA recognition day. We will have a table set up with information on this day and those who remain missing and unaccounted for from Maine.
If anyone who is a relative of someone who remains unaccounted for we would appreciate meeting you and having you join us. If it rains we will hold the event at the Legion Hall at 91 Pearl Street in Camden
Annual POW/MIA Recognition Day hosted by the Dept. of NH Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Event start: Sat, 09/21/2019 - 10:00am
Event end: Sat, 09/21/2019 - 11:00am
Location: New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery
The annual ceremony, hosted by Dept of NH Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), will be held in the Memorial Walkway (weather permitting). For more information, please contact the Cemetery office during normal business hours (M-F, 8AM-4PM) at 603-796-2026.
POW/MIA Recognition Day
POW/MIA Recognition Day honors the commitments and the sacrifices made by our nation's prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. By custom, it is on the third Friday in September. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is one of the six days specified by law on which the black POW/MIA flag shall be flown over federal facilities and cemeteries, post offices and military installations. Discover more about POW/MIA Recognition Day's history.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Faith and Trust .....
We must never Forget
Save The Date!
Northeast POW/MIA Network Freedom Ride ~ June 13, 2019
26th Anniversary of the Freedom Ride
31st Anniversary of the Vigil
Hesky Park "The Rock" Meredith, NH
”Ride to the Rock”
POW/MIA Vigil..Freedom Ride..'Together Always
Freedom Ride line up at Lowe's Gilford by 5:45 pm, bikes leaving
for Meredith at 6:00 pm to arrive for 7 pm.
For speaker list and additional information click on the link below
Friday, April 5, 2019
Story of Capt. Isaac Ike Camacho why not the Medal of Honor? Sir Ike was the First POW to escape from a Vietnamese Prison Camp having been held for over 18 months. 1964-65. He was held with others including Capt. Donald Cook Who was presented with a posthumous Medal of Honor and Ship named after him USS Donald Cook. It was Capt Cook that gave Sir Ike the ok to escape. The whole story of Ike and his escape can be read in the book written about the escape and time. This post is concerning something I/we have been working on for few years and need help.
Ike received the Silver Star and Years later was upgraded by Pres. G.W. Bush to the Distinguished Service Cross. Now the problem is an award can only be upgraded once.
When we worked on the upgrade with all the facts and paper works that showed Ike was first put up for the Medal of Honor, we didn’t know that fact.
We refuse to give up on anything! We’ve held a POW/MIA Awareness Vigil here in Meredith NH for 31 years and Biker Freedom Ride for 29.. We Never Walk Away.. Problem here is our feeling why Sir Ike didn’t receive the Medal of Honor!! #1.. putting time in perspective now, Ike is Mexican, in 1965 not many Medal of Honor’s given out and to have the first given to Mexican? Just a thought! #2. Ike and All Those POW’s were held by North Vietnamese Army and "Cubans"! How would you write that up then and nothing in his awards that mention that today. Ike lived every day with those Cubans trying to catch him, proving he didn’t understand what they were saying
The story how he survived is in the book and the info he brought out was priceless. An America Hero! Yes, who deserves the Medal of Honor he was put up for. Because of reasons beyond disgusting in my belief and heart , should be changed and a terrible Wrong be Righted for this Vietnam Veteran True Hero!!
I think the 5th Special Forces would Agree and I Thank another Hero for all the help..The Most Special Billy Waugh! The Man who brought down the “Jackal”!!
Bob Doc Jones President
Northeast POW/MIA Network
Sunday, February 3, 2019
To All Concerned,
The director of the VA facility in NH has and is helping to rectify this problem. They at the VA were blindsided by this also. In no way does this reflect on the director or his staff.
As a member of the committee that worked on the installation of this table, it sits there today because of, the Director and his staff. The North East POW/MIA Network has been informed as to the handling of the issue and is fully aware of the pending outcome. This is an outrage and the staff at the VA facility is in no way responsible for it. What we need to do as Veteraans organizations is band together to stop this assault on our Freedoms that these groups seem to think they can demand removal of items from places of Honor to our comrades.
I have full confidence that the outcome of this issue will be satisfactory to all Veterans and that we stand ready for the next assault on our Monuments
North East POW/MIA Network