POW-MIA Recognition Day

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Empty auditorium at Serra Center before the program begins.
Volunteers at will call table.
Retired Navy Captain Paul Grossgold on stage as Master of Ceremonies.  Projector screen shows images of the POW-MIA Flag and the Vietnam War Commemoration Flag.
Performance of the National Anthem by the Navy Band Southwest Brass Quintet.
Navy Band SW horn player.
Navy Band SW trumpet player.
Members of the Navy Band Southwest Brass Quintet perform together onstage.
Navy Band SW Brass Quintet performs with audience in the foreground.
Captain Chris D. Janke, Commanding Officer of Naval Base Ventura County, spoke in observance of National POW/MIA Day.
Captain Janke tells the story of Navy pilot Michael Scott Speicher, whose plane was shot down over Iraq on January 17, 1991.  Captain Speicher was missing in action for 18 years, until August 2, 2009 when his remains were located after a tireless search by U.S. Navy personnel and other members of the U.S. Armed Forces.  Captain Speicher's body was laid to rest at Jacksonville Memory Gardens in Orange Park, Florida.