POW-MIA vigil tonight at Fresno State

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POW-MIA vigil tonight at Fresno State

VISUALS: 6 p.m. today – Formal Retreat (flag-lowering) Ceremony with full 65-cadet detachment. 7:45 a.m. Friday — Flag-raising and Reveille Ceremony. Both at North Gym.

The California State University, Fresno Air Force ROTC unit plans an all-night vigil in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day beginning at 6 p.m. today.

Two AFROTC cadets will guard a flame near the POW-MIA Memorial on the northwest corner of the North Gym (5305 N. Campus Drive. – access from Barstow Avenue, one street east of Cedar Avenue).

The vigil begins with a Formal Retreat Ceremony (lowering of the flag) involving the

entire AFROTC Detachment — 65 cadets in formation — at 6 p.m. A guard-changing ceremony will be conducted every hour until the vigil terminates with a Flag Raising and Reveille Ceremony at 7:45 a.m. Friday.

Public parking is available in Lot Q with a $3 one-day permit available at dispensers on Barstow. Parking in Lots Q, K and L is free between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. only.

For additional information, contact Capt. Michael Salviani, an assistant professor in the Fresno State Aerospace Studies program, at 559.278.6204.

MEDIA PARKING: Use the meters in Lot K at the North Gym or general parking stalls in Lot K. For Friday morning coverage, anticipate congested traffic and plan to arrive as early as possible. No vehicles on sidewalks, except live trucks with advance permission.Contact Tom Uribes at 559.278.5366.

For more information contained in this release, please go to the following Web site(s):

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Fresno State AFROTC