National POW/MIA Recognition Day
PFC Minor H McLain Square
The City of Melrose honored ex-POW and long-time Melrose resident Minor McLain with a square dedication at the corner of Franklin and Albion Streets on September 19, 2014. McLain served during the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded the Silver Star for Gallantry, the POW Medal and the Purple Heart. He was a staunch advocate for veterans causes to include POW-MIA.
The Carleton P. Miller
September 19, 2014
The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Annually, America takes the time to remember those who were prisoners of war and those who are missing in action - as well as their families.
According to federal statistics, more than 83,000 U.S. service members remain in a POW/MIA status since WWII.
We Will Never Forget.
Melrose POW/MIA Remembrance
To honor the nation's POW/MIA population, the City of Melrose pays the following tributes throughout the year.
The flying of the National League of Family POW/MIA Flag on city flagpoles across the city.
The permanent display of a POW/MIA Chair of Honor at Melrose City Hall. The chair was dedicated on January 22, 2013. The Melrose POW/MIA Chair of Honor was rededicated on September 20, 2013 in the name of Melrose resident Carleton P. Miller. The monument is on display on the second floor of City Hall.