(09/03/2008)
The American Legion Family of West Virginia will hold their 2nd Annual POW/MIA Salute To all veterans on Saturday September 13th at Holly Gray Park in Flatwoods.

The Opening Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.

Look to the skies at 10 so you don't miss the fly over during the playing of the National Anthem by the Braxton County Middle School Band.

There will be guest speakers on hand from local and state levels such as Brent Boggs and Congresswoman Shelly Moore-Capito.

Woody Williams, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor will also speak.

There will be a Posting of Colors by Post 33 American Legion with representatives from the West Virginia American Legion and Clarksburg V.A. Hospital.

A Motorcycle Bike Show sponsored by the Legion Riders, and a horseshoe tournament is included in the event.

The Park Exhibit Hall will be filled with museum items and stories of West Virginia POW/MIA's from the Vietnam era.

A fleet of Black Hawk Helicopters will fly in and land on the park grounds for all to walk up and view, and speak to the veterans who fly these amazing machines.

The sounds from these helicopters are "The Sound Of Freedom".

Military equipment will be on hand to get a close up view. Tables will be set up for refreshments and information on veterans groups.

Donations from the event will go to the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund, which assists the education of students who lost a parent during the Iraq war.

The event is in tribute to all veterans of all wars with special emphasis on the POW/MIA still unaccounted for from the Viet Nam era.

Veterans from all over West Virginia will be participating in the event and cordially invite the entire regional community to come out to Holly Gray Park for the day and "Keep Your Eyes To The Skies".


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