MANHATTAN — A special flag raising ceremony was held Monday at the Riley County Law Enforcement Center as a remembrance to soldiers missing and those who never returned home.
RCPD raised its POW/MIA flag in an effort to raise awareness to educated citizens on what it represents. This coincides also with Riley County becoming the first in the state of Kansas to receive a designation as a POW/MIA county. That was bestowed on the county by the Jefferson Barracks Museum in Missouri.
According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, more than 82 thousand Americans remain missing from several conflicts including World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War as well as both Gulf Wars and other conflicts.