2019 POW-MIA Recognition Ceremony




Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and his Veterans Advisory Council will host an official POW-MIA ceremony to honor United States Military prisoners of war and those still missing in action on Friday, September 20 at 11 a.m. at the City Hall Rotunda.

Cadets from AFROTC Detachment 159 from the University of Central Florida will lead a symbolic “setting of the table” where each item on the table represents the commitment we have to remembering our POW-MIAs from our five military branches: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard.

The ceremony renews our commitment to bringing prisoners of war home to their families and vowing to never forget those missing in action. Robert A. Apodaca, a retired Air Force commander and Flight Test Engineer, will be delivering a keynote address about his father, Maj. Victor Apodaca Jr., who was reported missing in action in North Vietnam.


  • Friday, September 20, 2019 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


City Hall Rotunda, 400 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801  View Map

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