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National POW/MIA Recognition Day

“National POW/MIA Recognition Day was established in 1979 through a proclamation signed by President Jimmy Carter. Since then, each subsequent president has issued an annual proclamation commemorating the third Friday in September as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremonies share the common purpose of honoring those who were held captive and returned, as well as those who remain missing.”

Source: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

Learn more:

National League of Families of American Prisoners & Missing in Southeast Asia: POW/MIA Recognition Day Events