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Rochester observes national POW/MIA Day

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Many gathered at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial to commemorate National POW/MIA Recognition Day on Friday.

At a ceremony by Minnesota's POW/MIA Riders, a single table and chair with the POW/MIA flag was draped over it, representing the missing and hoping for their return.

"Look at all those family members that are waiting for that loved one and have waited for years for them to come home. Look at all the thoughts and the prayers that went in to that one individual and over a period of time the one thing that seems to happen is out of sight, out of mind," said Scott Eggert, director of the ceremony.  "Our vow is to try and keep at the forefront of that, so that we don't forget them."

At the ceremony, the pledge of allegiance was said and the Bell of Honor tolled 7 times in honor of our veterans and POW/MIA. 

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