National Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day

Red, white and blue POW memorial wreath.

On National Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day, the nation pays tribute to America’s POWs and missing and unaccounted for from our nation’s wars.

Our nation will never forget the sacrifices of our POWs, missing and unaccounted for, and their families, and it will never abandon its responsibility to do everything in its power to bring them home. On this day, the United States of America reaffirms its deep commitment to service members, veterans, military families and all who placed themselves in harm’s way to protect the freedoms that are this country’s hallmarks.

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