The United States Congress passed a Resolution authorizing National POW/MIA Recognition Day to be observed on July 18, 1979. For many years National POW/MIA Recognition Day was observed on different times of the year until in 1986 the National Recognition POW/MIA Day was observed on the 3rd Friday of September and continues to be so now.
The members of the Genoa Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8387 ask everyone to take a moment out of their busy day and remember our POWs and MIAs.
Genoa has three distinguished POW/MIA locations. Coming into Genoa on Route 72 from the west is a POW/MIA sign that was originally placed there by the DeKalb County Chapter of VietNow and later replaced by students from the school. A POW/MIA Monument was placed in the northwest corner of the cemetery by the Northern Illinois Veterans Activities Committee with the assistance of the Quiram Funeral Home. The Genoa Veterans Home at 311 South Washington Street has a large POW/MIA Monument placed in front of their building.
The Genoa Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8387 will have it’s next monthly meeting on Monday, September 25, 2023 at 5:00pm. We meet at the Genoa Veterans Home, 311 South Washington Street in Genoa on the 4th Monday of every month at 5:00pm.
We welcome all honorably discharged veterans and current military service members that have served in a war zone during any war.
Frank F. Beierlotzer,
DeKalb County 40&8 Public Relations Officer,
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