Nation Pauses To Remember Prisoners Of War & Those Missing In Action

Friday is the national day to recognize prisoners of war and those that have been missing in action.

The American Legion in Corbin remembered those that are still missing from past wars, and dedicated their ceremony to one Corbin man that was a P.O.W. in World War Two.

"A greater love hath no man than he lay down his life for a friend. One of these may have put his life on the line for me," said Vietnam Veteran Donald Butler.

Butler is the Post Commander of the American Legion in Corbin and for the fifth year in a row, he drives through town reminding Corbin residents of P.O.W.'s and those that are M.I.A.

"But there's a lot of young guys that don't understand that there's people still missing and we want them back," said Doug Alexander.

Friday, they honored one Corbin man who died recently in a car wreck and was a World War Two Prisoner of War for 9 months.

"He was a person that anybody could talk to. He wasn't loud and boisterous, just kind of a mild mannered man," said Alexander.

Brewer participated Friday acting as a P.O.W. in memory of a family member.

"I had a cousin that was M.I.A. for over 2 years and they finally found him. It's an honor and a privilege to be on this wagon," Brewer said.

"We want them all back and we want to make sure that the public doesn't forget," Alexander said.

Donald Butler said the government is working to enter countries to search for those are still M.I.A. or P.O.W., so hopefully those families will know what happened to their loved ones.


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