On Saturday, April 7, a special memorial service was held to remember the Prisoners of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA) soldiers.

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 along with the Last Patrol and the Alice High School's JROTC were part of the ceremony.