Military honoring missing, prisoners of war

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Service men and women and civilian Defense Department employees are honoring America's prisoners of war and those missing in action during two days of events at Joint Base Charleston.

The events starting Thursday include a 24-hour run completed by teams of 4 individuals in 30-minute increments.

A luncheon scheduled for Friday honors 16 former POWs and their families who reside in South Carolina. The guest speaker is Ann Mills-Griffiths, chairman of the board of directors for the National League of POW-MIA Families.

Base spokeswoman 2nd Lt. Leah Davis says the ceremonies wrap up with a wreath laying and 21-gun salute on Friday afternoon.

The day is observed on the third Friday in September on the nation's military installations.

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