National POW/MIA Recognition Day - 2020

Tom Winters - 9/21/2020

When: Friday, 18 September 2020 at 4:00 pm CT (1600 hours)
Where: AA Propane, 1638 E. Buchanan St., California, MO 65018

It was a beautiful day and ceremony in California, MO with 40-50 observers in attendance. The program lasted 30-minutes with a Welcome to all attendees and Thank You for the host business (AA Propane), Posting of the Colors, briefings on The History of the POW/MIA Flag and The History of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, a Three Volley Rifle Salute, sounding of TAPS, and a Closing Prayer.


This years event was especially meaningful to Moniteau County residents as one of our own (Navy Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Harold L. Dick) who was killed on July 24, 1944 was recently accounted for and it was announced on September 11, 2020 that he will be brought home to Tipton, MO for a burial on October 10, 2020. Here is a link to his story: