BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Greenlawn Funeral Home will held an event in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day on Friday.
“We must never forget what these people have given,” POW/MIA District 6 chairman Bill Potter said. “And on top of that, the over 81,000 that are still missing in action. And so we’re here today to always remember them.”
Mayor Karen Goh, Congressman David Valadao and local veteran groups were in attendance.
“This is a time in which we honor our nation’s heroes who knew the hostility of war and the anguish of captivity,” said Greenlawn President James LaMar in a news release. “We pause and, through the commemoration of POW/MIA Day, honor all of America’s patriots who sacrificed their freedom and their lives for their country.”
The event was held in conjunction with local VFW Post 97.