National POW/MIA Recognition Day, always honored on the 3rd Friday of every September will be our way to show our Nation’s resolve never to forget the service and great sacrifice of the warriors who have carried out liberty’s urgent and noble mission, even at the cost of their own freedom.
On this day, we express our deep appreciation to each of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines and our enduring commitment to achieve the fullest possible accounting for all our men and women in uniform who have been prisoners of war or are missing in action.
As MIA families we believe strongly that our nation has an obligation to stand behind those who serve on the front lines defending us and the freedoms we hold dear. That obligation includes finding out what happened to them should they be captured or become missing and to return them to their families and our nation…alive or dead.
The pain and grief experienced long ago eventually subside, and life must go on. Hard as it may be to believe, even in these historic tragedies, the uncertainty and horrible grief will end, but the losses will forever change personal lives and our nation. We must never forget to remember.
It is in this spirit that I urge you to renew your commitment to help obtain answers about American’s POW/MIAs, whether from the Vietnam War, Gulf War, Korean War, Cold War, or the War on Terror era. We need a Nation’s commitment. Those unaccounted for and their families deserve no less. Remember…
DYING FOR FREEDOM ISN’T THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN…BEING FORGOTTEN IS.
GA State & Region 1 Coordinator
National League of POW/MIA Families