National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Friday, September 16, 2016 started off overcast and cool at Santa Rosa Memorial Park but by the time the program had started at 10:00 am the clouds had parted and the sun was beginning to warm things up. Lance Ballenger, Commander American Legion Post 111, welcomed veterans, and guests alike including the mayors of Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, and Windsor, along with our distinguished speakers. Lance also acted as our master of ceremonies for the days’ program. An honor guard posted our American and POW/MIA flags. Multiple veteran organizations posted their colors including American Legion (2 posts), VFW, Military Oder of the Purple Heart, Amvets, and 40&8. Father Howell gave the invocation f

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