Sheppard Support

Sheppard Support

Sheppard Air Force members honored those who have become Prisoners Of War (POW) and those still Missing In Action (MIA) with a parade on the base grounds. There was a flag presentation as well as playing of the national anthem and other traditional military songs while marching in perfect unison.

"We have people putting their lives on the line for us day in and day out, so we want to pay our respects to those individuals," said Staff Sergeant Marcus Jones.

Master Sergeant Sean Brasier said that while he feels blessed not to have ever been a POW or MIA, it's still a real threat that he and other members of the military face every day they serve our country.

"I hear the stories, I watch TV just like you do, I see the documentaries. If you don't feel that in your heart, if it does not hit you hard in the heart, then I don't know I wonder whether or not I am human if it did not," said Brasier.

The parade march and ceremony lasted just under an hour. After which many could be seen heading to the Sheppard Club for a cake cutting to honor the birthday of the Air Force, founded on September 18th, 1947.

Jack Carney, Newschannel6