Friday, September 16, 2016

National Pow/MIA Recognition Day

Today is National Pow/MIA Recognition Day in the United States. Where we take time to commemorate those who have been held as prisoners of war, and those who are still missing in action. If you know someone who has been a PoW, there is probably very little comfort you can give them by bringing up the experience. Just be thankful for their service, fly the standard PoW/MIA flag, and maybe make a donation to a cause for veterans. Did you know that the first observed Pow/MIA Day was in 1979? Although it wasn't until after 1985 that it started being regularly remembered on the 3rdFriday of September. Today is also one of the only six occasions that it is proper to fly the PoW/MIA flag, usually slightly under the Red, White and Blue.

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