FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cassandra Lafser 407.246.2182
April Michael 407.246.3720
Mayor Buddy Dyer and Veterans Advisory
Council Host Annual POW-MIA Ceremony
As part of national POW-MIA Day, Mayor Buddy Dyer and his Veterans
Advisory Council will host an official POW-MIA ceremony to honor United
States Military prisoners of war and those still missing in action.
The Cadets of AFROTC Detachment 159 from the University of Central
Florida, accompanied by the Orlando Fire and Police Departments, will
lead a symbolic “setting of the table” where each item on the table
represents the commitment we have to remembering our POW-MIAs from our
five military branches: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard.
This year’s ceremony will also include representation from the Orlando
Fire and Police departments. The security threat that our nation faced
within our own borders ten years ago on September 11, 2001, defined the
dedication of our firefighters and police officers throughout our
nation. It is for that demonstration of heroism that they will be
recognized and honored in this ceremony.
Mayor Buddy Dyer
Orlando City Commissioners
Mayor’s Veterans Advisory Council Chairman Paul G. Hay & Advisory
Representatives from the Armed Forces
Representative from Orlando Police and Orlando Fire Departments
Friday, September 9, 2011
City Hall Rotunda
400 South Orange Avenue
Parking is available in the City Commons parking garage located on
the southwest corner of Boone Avenue and South Street. Handicapped
parking is available on every level of the parking garage. Parking will
be validated at the event.