National POW/MIA Recognition Day
We honor the American Patriots who were prisoners of war and those who remain missing in action.
National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed on the third Friday in September, as established by the 1998 Defense Authorization Act. On this day, we honor the American Patriots who were prisoners of war and those who remain missing in action.
According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, more than 83,000 service members are still missing from conflicts ranging from World War ll to the present day.
73,000 are missing from World War ll
7,000 Korean conflict
126 Cold war
6 from conflicts since 1991
We honor the service and sacrifice of all our Patriots in uniform, present and past, and, being central to our Armed Forces mission of service, offer our gratitude and daily prayers for them and their families.