We stand in remembrance to honor these men and woman for their military service. 

September 16 is National POW / MIA Recognition Day. A day to never forget. Never forget what it means for the men and women, past and present, who serve our country. What it means for the families of the men and women in all branches of military service, and what it means to have lost someone to war, with no closure.

First, let me share a portion of the Proclamation from the White House:

For centuries, courageous members of our Armed Forces have embodied the best of America with devotion and patriotism. On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, we pause to remember our servicemen and women who never returned home. The hardship experienced by prisoners of war and by the family members of those who have gone missing in action is unimaginable to most Americans; it is our country's solemn obligation to bring these heroes back to the land they served to defend, and to support the families who, each day, carry on without knowing the peace of being reunited with their loved ones.

I urge you to read the entire Proclamation.

The wonderful organization known as The National League of POW / MIA Families believes in their mission statement:

The League’s sole purpose is to obtain the release of all prisoners, the fullest possible accounting for the missing and repatriation of all recoverable remains of those who died serving our nation during the Vietnam War.

You can read about the issue, the league, and more at pow-miafamilies.org

The American Legion continues to advocate for all missing service members and their families.

The American Legion is committed to achieving a full accounting of all POW/MIAs from the Gulf War, Vietnam War, Cold War, Korean War and World War II.

For more info go to legion.org

If you were not aware, the National Prisoner of War Museum is in Georgia.

Finally, please, any and every time you see a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, thank them for their service.