The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed on the third Friday of September each year. Americans take the time to remember the sacrifices and service of prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA). This is a day where America’s POW/MIAs are honored and recognized, as opposed to memorialized. There is a specific attention on commitment to bringing back those troops still missing in action.
National POW/MIA Recognition Day is a national observance and not a public holiday.
By Brandon Bordenkircher
September 18, 2015