U.S. Air Force 45th Space Wing Will Celebrate National POW/MIA Recognition Day Virtually on Friday
By 45th Space Wing // September 15, 2020
the third Friday in September honors National POW/MIA Recognition Day
BREVARD COUNTY • PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, FLORIDA – The United States Air Force 45th Space Wing is celebrating National POW/MIA Recognition Day on Friday, September 18.
Due to COVID-19 the ceremony virtual POW-MIA run honoring those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action.
In order to provide a COVID-safe event, this virtual run can be completed wherever you are, and to any distance or discipline that you desire.
We ask that you share your photos on this event page so we can congratulate you and cheer you on!
“You Are Not Forgotten” is a promise to American service members, and their families, who are part of the POW/MIA remembrance movement, which honors and remembers our prisoners of war and missing in action.
Many service members suffered as prisoners of war over decades of conflict. Many of them made it home, but tens of thousands never did.
In the United States, the third Friday in September honors National POW/MIA Recognition Day.
Each year since 1989, a presidential proclamation brings the nation together to remember and honor the members of the Armed Forces who remain missing in action or are prisoners of war.
The day serves as a call to action, reminding the nation to rededicate our efforts, as we’re responsible for bringing our patriots home and for caring for our military families awaiting word of their loved ones.
The POW/MIA Recognition Day Virtual Race benefits The National League of POW/MIA Families, whose mission is to obtain the release and return of all prisoners, the fullest possible accounting for the missing, and the repatriation of remains of those not yet recovered who died while serving our nation.
This Virtual Race can be completed wherever you are, and to any distance or discipline that you desire.
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