- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AP) - Army and Air Force personnel are to gather at Shaw Air Force Base to honor those who were prisoners of war as well as those still missing in action.

Air Force spokeswoman 2nd Lt. Jenny McBride says events begin Thursday at 3:30 p.m. with a 24-hour run in which runners will take 30-minute shifts carrying a flag around Memorial Lake.

Soldiers and airmen will read the names of those missing in action or prisoners of war at the headquarters flag pole.

The events conclude with a wreath-laying ceremony and fly over by members of the 20th Fighter Wing.

Beverly Mims, whose husband Capt. George Mims Jr. disappeared during the Vietnam War, is scheduled to speak at the closing ceremony at 4:30 p.m.

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