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Again It’s time to honor prisoners of war: National POW/MIA Recognition Day

The United States national Pow/MIA recognition day is just around the corner and with that, we are here to enlighten you about the same.

The Day is empirical across the nation on the third Friday of September every year. Many citizens take the moment to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are yet missing in action (MIA), as well as their lineages.

Many Americans across the United States pause to recall the surrenders and assistance of those who were prisoners of war (POW), as well as those who are missing in action (MIA), and their families.

All military facilities fly the National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag, which embodies the nation’s recollection of those who were detained while serving in confrontations and those who continue to be not found.

Again It's time to honor prisoners of war: National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Again It’s time to honor prisoners of war: National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Veteran rallies take place in many districts, such as Wisconsin, in the United States on National POW/MIA Recognition Day. United States flags and POW/MIA flags are flown on this day and joint prayers are made for POWs and those lost in action.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day signs and posters are also exhibited at college or university campuses and almost all public buildings to facilitate the day. Recollection ceremonies and other events to identify the day are also held in places such as the Pentagon, war memorials and museums.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day, however, is not a federal public holiday in the United States but it is a national observance.

There is 1,741 American staff listed by the Defence Department’s POW/MIA Office as missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam War, as of April 2009. The amount of United States personnel accounted for since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975 is 841.

About 90% off the 1,741 people still missing were lost in Vietnam or regions of Laos and Cambodia which were back then under Vietnam’s wartime control, as put up by the National League of Families website (cited in the United States Army website).

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