MERRIMAC – Police Chief Eric M. Shears, Fire Chief Larry S. Fisher and Library Director Kelly Unsworth invite the public to attend the virtual “Bringing Our Heroes Home” event in honor of Veterans Day.
Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 7-8 p.m.
Virtual. To register for the event, please click here or use the QR code below.
The “Bringing Our Heroes Home” event, hosted by Merrimac Public Library, is being held in conjunction with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA). It is open to all members of the public ages 18 and up.
Forensic Anthropologist Traci Van Deest will talk about DPAA’s mission of finding and identifying the remains of missing U.S. service members and providing the fullest possible accounting for missing personnel and their families.
“We wanted to find a meaningful way to commemorate Veterans Day, and we feel that this is the perfect way to do so. It’s important that veterans, their families and residents know that work to bring our fallen and missing service personnel home continues long after wars end,” Youth Services Librarian/Adult Programming Coordinator Tracy Shaw said. “We hope that the community will join us to learn more about this organization and the amazing work that they do every day.”
Van Deest will share her field experience as one of the many dedicated investigators who travel the world looking for the missing.
“Many veterans choose to continue dedicating their lives to public service as police officers and firefighters, and Merrimac Fire and Police would like to show our support for them, all other veterans and the good work that DPAA does,” Chief Fisher said. “We want every veteran to know that their missing brothers and sisters in uniform are not and will not be forgotten.”
The event will conclude with a question-and-answer session.
“Please join us next month for this event in recognition of Veterans Day and the heroes who gave their lives to protect our country. It will be a thought-provoking experience,” Chief Shears said.