Some Have Yet to Return

Pause and Reflect on the Sacrifices

U. S. flag and POW/MIA flag are flying together

Today is National POW/MIA Recognition Day.  It is the day when Americans are asked to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by military men and women who are imprisoned or unaccounted for as a result of their military service. 

According to the American Legion, more than 82,000 Americans are still missing from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the Gulf War and other conflicts. 

Our Nation Remembers Them

National POW/MIA Recognition Day is held each year on the third Friday of September and was established by an Act of Congress in 1998.  It is one of six days that the POW/MIA flag can be flown.

POW/MIA table also known as the Missing Man table

Their Names Will be Listed in a Special Place of Contemplation

The Veterans Memorial Park in Alexandria will have a dedicated area for these special combatants.  We have approximately 85 names logged thus far.  There is still time to submit names.  The deadline for the Early War Era and Global War Era is September 30, 2019.

To learn more or submit names of veterans to be honored, click here.

Scott Kiemle