National POW / MIA Recognition Day is an annual American holiday that is designed to honor missing soldiers and prisoners of war. Celebrated on September 16th.
The celebration of this day allows us to show the families of the military that the state does not forget about those who repaid their debt to the Motherland. Throughout the history of the United States, there have been many wars in which American soldiers participated. Tens of thousands of soldiers were captured, and only a few of them returned home. Many have remained missing.
The first Memorial Day celebration took place in 1979. The memorial ceremony was held at the US National Cathedral. Since then, it has been held every year, but already in the Pentagon. Individual events are also held at US military bases.
Each of the missing soldiers is worthy of honors. War is never without loss. Some return with awards, while others are in a coffin or do not return to their homeland at all, and the note “Missing” is put in the personal file. The annual National POW / MIA Recognition Day allows you to honor the blessed memory of soldiers who did not return home from the war.
How to celebrate
- Hang a US flag over your house or on your car on this day to honor missing soldiers or those who died in captivity.
- Take a tour of military museums and learn more about past wars in which American soldiers took part. Touch closer to the grains of history.
- Discuss major military battles with friends and family. The memory of the fallen soldiers is stored only in ourselves. If we forget about them, no one will remember.
- Share the post on social networks, honor the memory of prisoners of war and missing soldiers.
When is National POW/MIA Recognition Day celebrated in 2022?
National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed on the third Friday of September each year.