KINGSTON TWP. — The flames of a watch fire on the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly property reached high into the sky on Sept. 16 attracting interest from passing cars.
The fourth annual Watch Fire and POW/MIA ceremony was held Sept. 16 outside the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly Church, 340 Carverton Road, Trucksville.
The somber ceremony is held in conjunction with National POW/MIA Recognition Day featured a flag presentation by state Rep. Karen Boback (R-Harveys Lake), Color Guard from Daddow-Isaacs Post No. 672 Dallas American Legion Riding Club, comments from Back Mountain Harvest Assembly Pastor Ray Petts and a U.S. Army Chaplin.
Lackawanna County Judge Thomas Munley, who served in the U.S. Army’s 11th Infantry Brigade in Vietnam, was the keynote speaker.
National POW/MIA Recognition Day honors the ex-POWs who have returned home, the current and unknown POWs (Prisoners of War) and MIAs (service members Missing In Action).