Some of the content on this website requires JavaScript to be enabled in your web browser to function as intended. While the website is still usable without JavaScript, it should be enabled to enjoy the full interactive experience.

Skip to Main Content

News

Contact Us

University Public Relations - Institutional Communications
Chad Baldwin
Room 137, Bureau of Mines Building, Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2929
Email: cbaldwin@uwyo.edu

UW Air Force ROTC to Honor POW and MIAs Friday


November 4, 2013 — The University of Wyoming will remember those who were either prisoners of war or missing in action Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9. Members of the Arnold Air Society Phillips Squadron of UW Air Force ROTC will honor the POW/MIAs with a 24-hour vigil at the Prexy’s Pasture flagpole.

Two AFROTC cadets will march and stand guard of the American and POW flags for 24 hours in 30-minute shifts.

“It’s an opportunity to give back and honor those who have given everything for their country,” says Cadet Operations Deputy Commander Christina Pantle of Encampment.

“It’s a way of honoring and remembering our brothers and sisters in arms and the sacrifices they have made,” says Cadet Wing Commander Benjamin Westley of Estes Park, Colo. “It’s one night when I attempt to stand with, and be with, those who have given countless nights for me and our country.”

Weather won’t play a factor. In years past, cadets have marched in rain, sleet and snow. Many cadets volunteer for more than one shift. Some cadets have even stood watch more than six hours during previous POW/MIA vigils.

Photo:
UW Air Force ROTC cadets Murphy Dutcher of Gillette and Eilise Patrick of Highlands, Ranch, Colo., present arms to the American flag at last year’s POW/MIA vigil. (Kylee Ashton Photo)

Share This Page:

Footer Navigation

University of Wyoming
 
1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071 // UW Operators (307) 766-1121 // Contact Us