The Vermont National Guard held a special ceremony at Camp Johnson in Colchester Friday, as a salute to the men and women who were prisoners of war. It also honored those who never made it back home.
Tens of thousands of service members remain missing today. There are 100 Americans missing from the Cold War, 1600 from the Vietnam War, more than 7,000 from the Korean War, and over 70,000 missing from World War II.
“Events like this offer us a chance to hold you up as an example of the very best among us,” said Gov. Phil Scott. “To recognize your bravery and to honor all that who are alongside you, but never came home.”
Clyde Cassidy, Richard Hamilton, and Ralph McClintock were the Vermont POWs at Friday’s ceremony.