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POW / MIA Recognition Day

  • Date: 09/15/2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: Veterans Memorial Bridge
    Fargo, North Dakota

POW/MIA Recognition Day is commemorated on the third Friday of every September, a date that’s not associated with any particular war. In 1979, Congress and the president passed resolutions making it official after the families of the more than 2,500 Vietnam War POW/MIAs pushed for full accountability.

The point of POW/MIA Recognition Day is to ensure that American remembers to stand behind those who serve and to make sure we do everything we can to account for those who have never returned.

There are currently 82,478 MIA.  North Dakota has 371 that are still unaccounted for.