[September 20, 2019] The American people have never given up on those who are missing and unaccounted-for in wartime. Family, friends, colleagues, community leaders, and all those who have maintained their continuous efforts to “never forget” are on the frontlines for a full accounting of what happened to these men and women. Today, the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump will proclaim this date, September 20th, as the official National POW/MIA Recognition Day.
POW/MIAs are to be honored and recognized for their commitment to the United States. We should continue to actively account for each one of them as fully as possible. Concrete answers must be given for their whereabouts and their stories. But, they are not to be memorialized because the possibility exists they will be found and returned to their homes.
I encourage each person to remember. For any country’s citizens to abandon those who fought for their nation is a country without the moral fiber to exist in the civilized world. Whether you attend a ceremony, parade, honor ceremony, or special event, pass the word to all that we will never forget their great sacrifice. Thank you.
You can find more on the National League of POW/MIA Families website (link here).