POW/MIA Chair of Honor Dedication
On Friday, September 21, 2018 , Montgomery High School celebrated National POW/MIA Recognition Day with a special dedication ceremony, conducted by the Rolling Thunder organization, to honor those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families. Those speaking at the ceremony were Montgomery Veterans Memorial Committee Chair Mike Maloney, Somerset County Freeholder Mark Caliguire, U.S. Congressman Leonard Lance, and Principal Paul Popadiuk.
Congressman Lance spoke to the importance of remembering those who have served and not come home, the historical significance of what our service men and women have done for our country, and how they were often mistreated and unappreciated upon their return home. Principal Popadiuk addressed MHS students about all that our armed forces have done for our country. He stated that it is important for us to pause and remember their sacrifices and service which grants us the many freedoms, privileges and lifestyles that we have today. After the ceremony, the Missing Man Chair and MIA/POW flag was permanently placed outside of the main office door so that those service men and women who have not returned home will not be forgotten by Montgomery High School.