One week after the anniversary of September 11th is a day of recognition, not for the September 11th victims but the United States’ POW/MIA. The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year, but Fishermen’s Village’s Military Heritage Museum will be hosting the event Saturday September 18th. On this day many Americans remember and honor those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is not a federal public holiday but is a national observance. Those who went missing in the war were lost over United State’s boundaries. They were lost in areas under the country’s wartime control.
The National League of Families’ POW/MIA represent the United States’ resolve to never forget POWs or those who served their country in conflicts and those who are still missing. On the flag, white letters “POW” and “MIA” are written, below is a black and white wreath above the motto “You Are Not Forgotten” written in white, capital letters.
Here at Fishermen’s Village, The Military Heritage Museum is remembering those harmed and missing in the war. Saturday, September 18, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., POW/MIA Recognition Day commemoration will take place in Center Court. A reception then follows in the Military Heritage Museum. We hope that you will commemorate those who were harmed and are missing in war.