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NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY – Third Friday in September

NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY

In the United States, National POW/MIA Recognition Day is annually observed on the third Friday in September.

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This day honors those men and women who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action.

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CELEBRATE

Recognize the men and women that are POW’s and MIA in order to protect us and our country. Post on social media using #POW/MIARecognitionDay to spread the word.

HISTORY

National POW/MIA Recognition Day was established by an Act of Congress with the passage of Section 1082 of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act.  This day is one of the six days that Federal Law requires  the POW/MIA Flag be flown at all places designated by the U.S, Secretary of Defense.

DATES
September 19, 2014
September 18, 2015
September 16, 2016
September 15, 2017
September 21, 2018
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