National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Reported By SPC K.Skitz
National POW/MIA Recognition Day is held on the third Friday of September every year since its indoctrination in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter. This event is usually held at the Pentagon and holds members of every branch with high ranking officials present as well as lower enlisted. While the most formal event is held at the Pentagon, POW/MIA Recognition Day is often observed across the country as well as at foreign based military installations.
According to DPAA (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency) the most recent MIA’s are from 1986 in Libya through Operation Iraqi Freedom. Three service members, one USAF and two others Navy, and three contractors are still unaccounted for. There are many more missing from older wars such as Korea and Vietnam while the bulk of the missing are still from WWII.
If you would like to know more about POW/MIA Recognition Day I have left a link below from the official website of the organization in charge.