Episode 1126 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will be dedicated to the memory of Maureen Dunn of Randolph, Massachusetts. She lost her husband, Joseph P. Dunn in 1968 when he was declared an MIA. After that for the rest of her life she worked tirelessly on behalf of MIA/POWs. She was a founding member of the National League of Families of MIA/POWs.
The occasion that evoked this dedication was described in a story that appeared in The Wagoner County American-Tribune of Coweta, Oklahoma titled: We Remember: Rolling Thunder details the significance of the POW/MIA flag that was submitted by CHRISTY WHEELAND News Editor.
According to Wheeland, on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 a special program was presented to the students of Coweta High School by the members of Rolling Thunder Oklahoma. The program provided an explanation of the elements of POW/MIA flag and how much it represented and how important it is in American history.
Rolling Thunder OK member Kay Guynes told the story of how the flag came to be and that the flag in the program was traveling on a tour that would include stops in every state of the Union. The flag’s journey is scheduled to be completed in mid-May. At that time it will be presented to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. where it will be permanently displayed for all to see and appreciate. Guynes added the POW/MIA flag represents a promise, hope and gratitude.
To show the importance our country places on MIA/POWs, their flag is the only one according to flag etiquette that is allowed to be flown on the same flag pole as our “Old Glory.”
This story is truly a fitting tribute to the memory of Maureen Dunn.
Listen to episode 1126 and get the whole story about the Rolling Thunder program recently held at the Coweta, Oklahoma High School.