National POW/MIA Recognition Day

By | September 20, 2019

[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).

Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

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13 thoughts on “National POW/MIA Recognition Day

  1. Bryan Lee

    Good info. There are many special days. I only hope this one catches on more. We can never do enough for those who protect us.

  2. Willie Shrumburger

    National POW/MIA Recognition Day is an observance that honors whose who were prisoners of war (POW) as well as those who are still missing in action (MIA). It is observed in the United States on the third Friday in September.
    National POW/MIA Recognition Day was proclaimed by the United States Congress in 1998.

  3. Otto Z. Zuckermann

    Thank you for the info. Like many others, I had no idea.

    1. The Kid 1945

      Loving every bit of today and now I’m smarter and can trip up my new boss who claims to be ‘veteran friendly.’ Surely he will not know about today’s special attribution from Pres Trump.

  4. JT Patterson

    Thank you for letting us know about this. Another reason I keep coming back to your website.

  5. Roger Yellowmule

    Jerome had the right idea. Our media has certainly missed the mark when it comes to what is truly important and therefore should have been reported. Today, the media is just the liberal arm of whatever socialist entity is out there. What scares me is that they all think they are morally superior to us all and therefore we had better tow-the-line or else.

    1. Jerome Smith

      I didn’t know either so, yes, thank you to Gen. Satterfield for being on top of this. If our media had their act together and would stop their non-stop opinions, maybe we would find out about these type of things like in the old days.

  6. Army Captain

    It’s a great day, any day that recognizes our most honored heroes.

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