Rupert Recognizes POW and MIA Veterans



By Brittany Cooper

The city of Rupert definitely showcased the fact that it's a patriotic community.
From the dedication of a bench honoring POW and MIA veterans to an extensive ceremony -- those who served our country will not be forgotten.
About 40 bikers escorted the family of Corporal Max Leon Bailey who went missing in action in 1950 and presumed dead in 1953.
They rode into the city of Rupert today to join in the second annual POW MIA recognition day festivities.
The mayor of Rupert, Paul Fries - state Senator Dean Cameron and state Representative John Stevenson spoke during the dedication ceremony of the POW MIA monument.
The event continued with the prisoner of war - missing in action and military rites ceremonies.
Families of prisoner of war Sergeant Clarence Karnopp and missing in action Corporal Max Bailey were recognized.
And with the amount of people in attendance - there continues to be plenty of support in the area.

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