Lawrenceville Honors Former Council Member During National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Published: September 22, 2015

Each year, the third Friday of September is recognized as The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day. On this day, those veterans who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA) – and their families – are honored for their service and sacrifices made to the country. Although the day is not recognized as a federal public holiday in the United States, it is a national observance that is often marked by veteran’s rallies, U.S. and POW/MIA flag flying, statewide remembrance ceremonies and much more.

This year, the National POW/MIA Recognition Day fell on Friday, September 18. The following day, former Lawrenceville City Council member Robert Norton – a veteran and former POW – was recognized by the veterans of the American Legion Post 262. He was recognized for his courage and bravery while enduring the unspeakable conditions and experiences he suffered as a prisoner of war. The American Legion thanked and praised Mr. Norton for his service in the Army Air Corp during World War II and expressed appreciation for his dedication.

Robert Norton

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