Episode 2642 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the ‘White Table Ceremony’ ceremony to be held at the Flagler County, Florida Public Library on Nov. 4, 2023. The featured story appeared in the Palm Coast Observer of Ormond Beach and was titled: Flagler County Public Library to host ‘White Table Ceremony’ on Nov. 4. The story was submitted by Julie Murphy, Flagler County Communications Coordinator.
According to Murphy’s story, the Flagler County Public Library Palm Coast Main Branch will hold a “White Table Ceremony” on Nov. 4 to honor service men and women who are Prisoners of War or Missing in Action.
“The POW/MIA Honor Guard Detachment of 157 Air Force ROTC at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will perform the ceremony,” said Library Director Holly Albanese. “Refreshments will follow, provided by the Friends of the Library.”
The ceremony, rich in military tradition, will be presented at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4. It represents the United States Army, the United States Navy, the United States Air Force, the United States Coast Guard, and the United States Marine Corps held prisoner or missing in action from all wars, but the tradition began at the end of the Vietnam War.
County Administrator Heidi Petito said this about the upcoming event, “I appreciate the library hosting this ceremony annually,”. “We should never forget the brave men and women who answered our nations call to serve and fought for our freedom with honor.”
All in the Flagler County area are encouraged to attend the event.
The library is located at 2500 Palm Coast Parkway Northwest. For more information, call 386-446-6763 and select option 1, or go to the Library’s Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/FlaglerCountyPublicLibrary.
Listen to episode 2642 and discover more about the ‘White Table Ceremony’ ceremony to be held at the Flagler County, Florida Public Library on Nov. 4, 2023.