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Missing & captured soldiers honored during POW/MIA memorial

The Rifle Squad of the Hudson Falls American Legion Post 574 stands guard Sunday June 3 during the region’s annual POW-MIA memorial service — held this year at the American Legion Post in Lake George rather than at its traditional site atop Prospect Mountain.

The Rifle Squad of the Hudson Falls American Legion Post 574 stands guard Sunday June 3 during the region’s annual POW-MIA memorial service — held this year at the American Legion Post in Lake George rather than at its traditional site atop Prospect Mountain. Photo by Thom Randall.

— Presiding over the ceremony was Carl Fosco, Commander of Warren County American Legion.

James Corriveau of Warrensburg sang the national Anthem with gusto. Matt Hayden of the Johnsburg High School Band played taps, and Johnsburg Band Director Jon DiLappa played an echo to Hayden’s phrases.

Veterans of the Hudson Falls Legion Post 574 raised the flag and fired their guns in salute of those departed.

Serving as color guards were such veterans groups as the area Marine Corps League, the Korean War veterans organization, the American Legion Riders and the Patriot Riders, both motorcycle squads consisting of veterans.

“The U.S. will never stop looking for those missing in action,” Hedden pledged as he concluded the ceremony.

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