Friday, September 19, 2008

POW/MIA Recognition Day

Did you know? Today is POW/MIA Recognition Day, and the only reason I know this is because I found this on Yankeemom's site:

Observances of National POW/MIA Recognition Day are held across the country on military installations, ships at sea, state capitols, schools and veterans’ facilities. 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. The flag is to be flown at major military installations, national cemeteries, all post offices, VA medical facilities, the World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the official offices of the secretaries of state, defense and veterans affairs, the director of the selective service system and the White House.


Library of Congress - the PoW/MIA searchable data base. You can use this data base to browse descriptions of documents held by the LOC. Microfilm reels by be sent to your local library though the Inter Library Loan Program.

POW Network - Largest collection of biographies on Vietnam POW/MIAs. These bios contain the most accurate information available on circumstances of loss. This site also houses the “Operation Smoking Gun” collection. Debuting on the World Wide Web on June 20, 1996, this collection contains over 1,400 documents for your viewing. This site is a valuable research resource.

For more links, go here.

Yankeemom has more on this (including the POW/MIA Place Setting Remembrance Service.)

I urge you to go check it out here.

Take the time to stand back from the disgusting displays in this current election "campaign", and remember those who serve, and sacrifice for us.

May we NEVER forget. Thank you for the reminder, Yankeemom

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