Mayor’s Committee on Veteran Affairs Hosts POW/MIA Day Ceremony

Relocated Due to Forecasted Inclement Weather

Media Advisory       

         What:   POW/MIA Day Ceremony

          When: Saturday, September 16, at 10:00 a.m.           

         Where: Ben Garza Gym (new location)

                     1815 Howard Street, 78408 

         Who:   Martin Longoria, Chairman – Mayor’s Committee on Veteran Affairs

                     Ram Chavez, Vietnam Veteran and Veteran’s Band of Corpus Christi representative           

                     Karina Forrester, Keynote Speaker, Daughter of Capt. Ronald W. Forrester, USMC Missing in Action in North Vietnam

                     Alexia Palacios Peters, Guest Speaker, League of Wives of POW-MIA Memorial Project 

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi and the Mayor’s Committee on Veteran Affairs will host a POW/MIA Day Ceremony on Saturday, September 16, at 10:00 a.m. at the Ben Garza Gym, 1815 Howard Street. The ceremony was relocated from Sherrill Veterans Memorial Park due to forecasted inclement weather.

The ceremony includes a POW/MIA Missing Man Table, a parade of colors, representatives of veterans’ organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor the commitment and sacrifices made by this nation’s prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action, and their families.  

For more information, media representatives can contact Public Information Manager Robert Gonzalez at 361-826-3233 or