DPAA to host National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony, Sept. 21

| September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
News Release

POW/MIA

POW/MIA

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency will commemorate National POW/MIA Recognition Day on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl), 2177 Puowaina Drive, Honolulu.

POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed annually on the third Friday in September. Americans pause on this special day to remember and acknowledge the courage and sacrifice of U.S. military personnel who, in heeding our Nation’s call to arms, forfeited their individual freedoms as prisoners of war, or lost their lives and remain missing.

The ceremony recognizes the sacrifices of our prisoners of war and missing personnel, and their families, as well as DPAA’s commitment to account for those still missing.

Please park at the Overlook parking area next to the Honolulu Memorial.

For more information about National POW/MIA Recognition Day, review www.facebook.com/dodpaa or call (808) 448-4500, ext. 3150/3127/3161.

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