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Punchbowl ceremony to honor prisoners of war, missing

HONOLULU (AP) - A ceremony to recognize prisoners of war and servicemen missing in action will be held this weekend at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu.

Former Air Force pilot Guy Gruters will deliver the keynote address during Saturday's program marking National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

Gruters was a prisoner of war for five years during the Vietnam War. He was captured in 1967 after his plane was shot down for the second time during the war. He was released in 1973.

There will be a wreath laying ceremony, speeches and a rendition of taps in honor of former prisoners of war and those still missing in action.

Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command commander Maj. Gen. Kelly McKeague will lead the program.

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