NUWC Keyport POW/MIA recognition Ceremony 7:45 AM Flag Raising at the Naval Undersea Museum, Friday 18 September.
The United States’ pays homage to National POW/MIA Recognition Day across the nation on the third Friday of September every year. Many Americans and their families take time to remember those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. “To our military families who have suffered the uncertainty regarding the status of a missing family member, we pledge our continuing support, We reaffirm our commitment to securing the return of all Americans who may be held against their will and to repatriating all recoverable remains of those who died in service to our country.”
This observance is one of six days throughout the year that Congress has mandated the flying of the National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag. The five others are Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day.