Friday, May 16, 2014

FSM War Heroes remembered in a solemn ceremony, Pohnpei International Airport

FSMIS (May 15, 2014): This morning, a solemn remembrance ceremony was held at the Pohnpei International Airport, honoring the ten young men and woman from the Federated States of Micronesia who lost their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Large-size framed pictures of these "heroes" have been honorably displayed at the arrival wing of the airport terminal for about 2 years.

The ceremony involved a brief opening remarks by Mr. Miguel Ordonez, Deputy Chief of Mission  (DCM), United States Embassy in the FSM followed by a prayer by Pastor Epel Ilon of the Pacific Mission Aviation Church.

A laying of 5 wreaths placed below the photos was done by Mr. Asterio Takesy, FSM Ambassador to the United States, Captain Mark H. Scovill, Chief of Staff, Joint Region Marianas, Honorable Marcello Peterson, Lieutenant Governor of the State of Pohpei, Mr. Miguel Ordonez, DCM, and Mr. Benito Cantero who represented the FSM Veterans Association.

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