There are over 83,000 service members still missing in action, and that number transcends beyond some of the biggest wars of the last hundred years. Today we recognize and remember those still missing, lest we never forget the sacrifices they made.
Observances of National POW/MIA Recognition Day are held across the country on military installations, ships at sea, state capitols, schools and veterans’ facilities. It is traditionally observed on the third Friday in September each year. 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 others are Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day.