National POW/MIA Day coming up
ISHPEMING — The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year.
Many Americans take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war and those who are missing in action, as well as their families.
According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency statistics updated on June 20, more than 82,000 Americans remain missing from WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and the Gulf Wars/other conflicts. Out of the 82,000 missing, 75 percent of the losses are located in the Indo-Pacific, and over 41,000 of the missing are presumed lost at sea (i.e. ship losses, known aircraft water losses, etc.).
On Friday evening, everyone is invited to join members of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 380, as they remember those loved ones who have not come home yet.
There will be a short ceremony at the veterans memorial near the post office in Ishpeming beginning at 6 p.m. This event includes the posting of colors, singing of the National Anthem by Westwood High School’s Voices in Motion, firing of a rifle tribute, a short speech, and the playing of “Taps.”
All are welcome to attend.
Series on caregiving stress on tap
MARQUETTE — Is the stress of caregiving affecting your health and disrupting your life? If so, attend the Powerful Tools for Caregivers series.
This highly effective, self-care program for family caregivers, builds the skills caregivers need to better care for themselves as they provide care for others. Caregiver participants learn to minimize the potentially negative impacts of caregiving emphasizing self-care and empowerment.
Caregivers benefit from the PTC six-week series of classes whether they are: spouses/partners of an adult with a chronic condition; adult children of aging parents; long-distance caregivers; on In differing stages in their caregiving role
PTC training is now available in the Marquette area through the U.P. Area Agency on Aging/UPCAP. There is no charge to participants for this training and a caregiver manual and resources are included.
The next PTC training will start on Oct. 22 in Marquette. This is a six-week workshop which meets once each week from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mondays. Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time, pre-registration is required. Anyone interested in participating this training should call 1-800-305-8137, dial 2-1-1 or look on the web at www.upcap.org
Elks hosting cribbage tourney
MARQUETTE — Marquette Elks Lodge 405 will host the Wayne Demarse Annual Cribbage Tournament at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The lodge is located at 127 N. Front St. For more information and to sign up, call 906-226-7611.