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These signs will be posted on the lawn of the Elko County Courthouse Wednesday on POW*MIA Awareness Day. A ceremony is planned for 10 a.m. Julie Wootton/Elko Daily Free Press

ELKO — The POW*MIA Elko Awareness Association is planning a ceremony at 10 a.m. Wednesday for POW*MIA Awareness Day. 

The ceremony will be on the Elko County Courthouse lawn.

The City of Elko and Elko County both approved proclamations this week designating Wednesday as POW*MIA Elko Awareness Day and dismay at the one-year anniversary of the capture of U.S. Army Private First Class Bowe Robert Bergdahl in Afghanistan.

In order to honor Bergdahl, the POW*MIA Elko Awareness Association will post yard signs with pictures of Bergdahl, as well as American flags, on the courthouse lawn.

Betsy Brian with the POW*MIA Elko Awareness Association said there will also be a flag ceremony.

Community members interested in more information about obtaining a sign should contact Brian at 934-9052 by Monday. 

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Those who purchase a sign can choose to include a picture of Bergdahl or someone else they’d like to honor, Brian said.

The POW*MIA is asking for a $5 donation for each sign and part of the proceeds will go toward the National League of Families.

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