Bay Pines VA To Hold POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony - Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
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Bay Pines VA To Hold POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony

September 1, 2016

Join the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) for a special POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.  The event will take place in the courtyard located between buildings 2 and 37 at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center located at 10000 Bay Pines, Blvd., Bay Pines, FL 33744.  For driving directions and a campus map, please visit www.baypines.va.gov/locations/directions.asp.

Keynote speaker for the event will be U.S. Navy Commander (ret.) Bradley E. Smith. Commander Smith is a Former Prisoner of War (FPOW) held captive nearly seven years during the Vietnam War.  Read his bio here: www.pownetwork.org/bios/s/s104.htm.  A special POW/MIA remembrance chair will also be dedicated during the ceremony.

Vietnam Veterans who attend the event will receive a special lapel pin as part of the Bay Pines VAHCS's continued commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Parking for the ceremony will be available nearby. Shuttles will provide transportation for guests from parking lots to the courtyard. The venue is handicapped accessible. A sign language interpreter will be available for the hearing impaired. The ceremony will be held rain or shine. Please plan appropriately for inclement weather.

For more information, please connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vabaypines, Twitter at twitter.com/vabaypines or call 727-398-6661, extension 17727.

To download the official event flyer to share with others, click this link: POW_MIA_2016.pdf


MEDIA CONTACT:
Jason W. Dangel
Public Affairs Officer
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
727.398.9531 | jason.dangel@va.gov