HOLYOKE (WWLP) – Veterans gathered together across the country Friday for National POW/MIA Recognition Day. The day remembers the service of American military personnel who have been captured, held prisoner, or remain missing.
At Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, veterans honored the sacrifices their fellow soldiers made and celebrated the bond that one veteran told 22News, they’ll always share. “From what we went through together. You know you depended on him, you depended on him, I think all veterans have a special bond,” said veteran Jim McInerney.
Soldiers’ Home dedicated a POW/MIA chair for their veterans, a tradition called “Missing Man table” which represents a table that will remain empty in honor of missing service members.