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Veterans park gets POW/MIA wall

9/26/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Kathleen Folkerth

CLINTON — Ohio Veterans Memorial Park (OVMP) officials dedicated the cemetery’s prisoner of war/missing in action (POW/MIA) wall during a special ceremony Sept. 21. Those who gathered remembered the more than 83,000 Americans who have not returned home from war.

Shown above are members of VFW Post No. 3345 as they are reflected on the wall at the dedication.

The memorial also features a reflection pond, which is pictured at right with wreaths floating on it.

Cuyahoga Falls resident Jay Jenkins, a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 717, is shown below as he leads with the colors during the dedication.

OVMP Trustee Mick Krumpak, of New Franklin, said the project was funded after a three-year effort by Northeast Ohio veterans organizations. The event also included remarks by Capt. Vern Westfall, a decorated U.S. Air Force pilot who served multiple tours in Vietnam and missions in the Arctic, Asia and Korea.

For more information on the OVMP and the new features, go to www.ovmp.org.

— By Kathleen Folkerth

Photos: Lew Stamp

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