Candlewood Suites Hosts POW Flag-Raising Ceremony
By Space Coast Daily // January 19, 2013
Public Invited To Event At Noon Sunday
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Candlewood Suites will honor genuine heroes on Saturday with a special flag-raising ceremony dedicated to American POWs and MIAs.
The ceremony starts at noon Saturday, Jan. 19 at Candlewood Suites at 2930 Pineda Plaza Way in Melbourne.
The public is invited to attend as Candlewood Suites honors a POW from the Korean War with a special presentation.
Traditionally, the POW/MIA flag is designed as a symbol of public concern about United States military personnel seized as prisoners of war of or those listed as missing in action.
The flaf itself was created by the National league of Families and recognized by Congress as the symbol of our nation’s concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoner, missing and unaccounted for thus ending uncertainty for their families and the country.
The original design for the flag was created by William Graham Wilkin III.
The National League of Families then-national coordinator, POW wife Evelyn Grubb, oversaw its development and also campaigned to gain its widespread acceptance and use by the United States government and also local governments and civilian organizations across the United States.