National POW/MIA Recognition Day
When : Third Friday of September
POW/MIA Recognition Day is a day of remembrance and hope for the speedy and safe return of American Prisoners of War,
and those still Missing in Action. It also seeks the return of the remains of fallen soldiers.
The first official commemoration of POW/MIAs was July 18, 1979. It was the result of resolutions passed in Congress. The first national ceremony was held on this date. Over the next several years, it was held in varying dates of the year. Finally, in 1986, The National League of Families proposed the third Friday in September as a day to recognize and remember POW/MIAs. This date was selected, as it is not associated with any wars. Each year, the president of the United States issues a proclamation on this day.
Did you know? Federal law requires the POW/MIA flag to be flown on the following days:
Armed Forces Day, Third Saturday in May
Flag Day, June 14
Independence Day, July 4
POW/MIA Day, 3rd Friday of September
Veterans Day, Nov. 11
Northeast POW/MIA Network in Vermont
EVERY THURSDAY @ 7:00 PM
Monthly POW/MIA Vigil in Manchester, NH
1st. Wednesday of the Month @ 7:00pm
Veteran's Park, Elm Street
POW/MIA Vigil Portsmouth, NH
This is a Group dedicated to the remembrance of our POW's and MIA's.
We hold the Vigil on the 4th Tuesday of every month
at Langdon Park in Portsmouth, NH at 7:00 pm
We are a completely volunteer organization, veterans and non-veterans, using awareness, communication, education, legislation, and compassion to assuage the pain associated with one of the most devastating outcomes of service to one’s Country. As we honor POW/MIAs, returned and still waiting to come home, we aggressively pursue means to return the missing and protect those serving.