The United States Armed Forces have engaged in countless battles in defense of the freedom so many of us take for granted. We see coverage of the devastation of war on the news but rarely see information on the members of the military who are captured or missing during these conflicts.

To honor these individuals, the POW/MIA flag hangs in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. While most Americans recognize this somber banner, very few know the history behind its creation or the significance it holds for member of the military and their families.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Alice Memorial Post 8621 will have a POW/MIA service on Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Park located on Alto Street.

The VFW would like to extend the invitation to our veterans, families, community leaders and our citizens of Alice and surrounding area to attend and see the significance of this service.