9:00 AM09:00

POW/MIA Wreath Laying Ceremony

  • The Arnold House, Wright-Patterson AFB (map)
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The POW/MIA Recognition opening ceremony and 24-hour vigil run will begin on Sept. 19 at 7 a.m. at the AFIT track located in Area B. In shifts of 30 minutes, participants will run, walk, or ruck in groups around the track while carrying a memorial torch, POW/MIA flag, and a scroll through the duration of their shift maintaining constant motion with the items in hand. 

The 24-hour vigil run will conclude with a ceremony at the Arnold House in Area A on Sept. 20 at 9 a.m. The ceremony will be a dual wreath-laying which is the culmination of the run and the retirement of the items that were carried during the run.

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6:00 PM18:00

Meet 'N Greet

Take advantage of this special opportunity to get together with fellow MVMAA members, state and local elected officials, community leaders, area Chamber of Commerce representatives, as well as WPAFB and Springfield ANG leaders!

Heavy hors d’oeuvres and C.O.D. bar

$35.00 per person (Guests welcomed and encouraged)

RSVP to Toni Chambers at


Click on the following link to register by credit card


(Dress code: Uniform of the Day or Business Attire)

For more information, please contact Candy Prystaloski at

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