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National POW/MIA Recognition Day Events

Eric Leonard hopes attendees will remember POW's and troops that were never accounted for. Eric Leonard hopes attendees will remember POW's and troops that were never accounted for.
Former POW Shoshana Johnson is speaking tonight at the Rylander Theater in Americus Former POW Shoshana Johnson is speaking tonight at the Rylander Theater in Americus
A dedication plaque service will be held tomorrow morning. A dedication plaque service will be held tomorrow morning.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The National Prisoner of War Museum in Andersonville is holding several events in honor of tomorrow's National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day.

Thursday night former Iraq war POW, Shoshana Johnson, will speak about her experience at the Rylander Theater starting at 7 p.m. in downtown Americus.  Museum officials hope big crowds will attend the events to remember POW's and troops who were never accounted for.

It's an opportunity to interact, to hear someone who participated in history," said Eric Leonard of the National Prisoner of War museum. "The Iraq war began ten years ago, so Shoshana Johnson's experience is a prisoner of war experience that for younger Americans has occurred within their own lifetime as opposed to prisoners of war from Vietnam or Korea that are more distant and perhaps harder to understand."

A plaque dedication service will also be held Friday morning at the museum. Johnson will also be there to interact with visitors and sign copies of her book.

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