FORT HOOD - Fort Hood hosted a ceremony Friday morning to mark National POW/MIA Day at the memorial in front of the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.
It was held to honor former prisoners of war and those who are still classified as "missing in action."
Area veterans' organizations took part in a special wreath-laying ceremony.
Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, former III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general was the guest speaker.
President Barack Obama, issued a proclamation Thursday that declared September 16th as National POW/MIA day.
"NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 16, 2016, as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. I urge all Americans to observe this day of honor and remembrance with appropriate ceremonies and activities."
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