September 17, 2021
The third Friday in September (Sept. 17, 2021) is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. This day honors the commitment and sacrifices made by our nation’s prisoners of war and those U.S. service members and civilians from our past wars who never made it home. Today we pause to remember that there are currently still 81,000 unaccounted for Americans from our nation’s past conflicts. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency tirelessly operates in 46 countries around the world to provide the fullest possible accounting for our missing personnel to their families and the nation. Please take a moment today to remember those who served our country and have yet to come home.
Pocatello’s POW*MIA Awareness Association will be having a ceremony this evening in recognition of National POW/MIA Recognition Day. On their event posting, they say, “Join us this Friday at 7pm at the Southeast Idaho Veterans Memorial in Upper Ross Park for the National Recognition Day. There will be a short ceremony. For those interested in riding in the flag up meet at the Ross Park Pool at 6:30pm.”
To learn more, visit: POW*MIA Awareness Association National Day Event