In the United States, National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed annually on the third Friday in September.
Every year since 1989 by presidential proclamation, The United States remembers and honors those men and women of the Armed Forces who remain missing in action or who are prisoners of war. We are reminded as a nation to rededicate our efforts to bring our patriots home and to care for our military families awaiting word of their loved ones.
The POW/MIA Flag is flown this day over the Capitol, the White House, the Korean and Vietnam Veterans Memorials, the offices of the secretaries of State, Defense and Veterans Affairs, of the Selective Service System, and on the grounds or in the lobbies of every major military installation, every post office and all VA Medical Centers and national cemeteries. — HT: National Calendar
Every day we live life. We go to our jobs. Our lives revolve around social media, church, college, and a myriad of other things. We provide an education for our children. We buy cars or homes. All of these things can seem mundane at times.
Yet, a real reason why we are able to do all of these things is because of a special group of people. These individuals have faithfully served our country. All they ever wanted was to get home to their family and live normal lives again. While serving, some sailors, marines, airmen, or soldiers ended up being captured as prisoners or they went missing.
Today, there are still several thousand who are missing from World War II through Korea, Vietnam, and the Cold War. These individuals still need to be remembered for their sacrifice.
As a realtor, it has been my privilege to help relocate military members, but I never forget the sacrifice that has been made so I can enjoy what I do. I come from a long line of military on both my British and American sides of my family. Members of my family have served in just about every war all the way back to the Spanish-American War of 1898. In fact, my wife and three of my children have also served. I am thankful that they all came back.
Today though, let’s remember those who did not and those who still wait to find their loved ones.
We will NOT forget,
Mark Escalera – Cheyenne Realtor