Today is “POW / MIA Recognition Day”
Support for Americans missing and unaccounted-for in wartime, and their families, is deeply felt. America’s POW/MIAs can be honored and recognized, but not memorialized. The focus should be on sustaining commitment to account for them as fully as possible. Strong, united, active support by the American people is crucial to achieving concrete answers. Now is the time to plan for this year’s ceremonies. Thus far, the American people, especially our supportive veterans, have made the difference.
AS OF JULY 29, 2019, THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS MISSING AND UNACCOUNTED-FOR FROM
THE VIETNAM WAR IS 1,587
Governor David Y. Ige and Lieutenant Governor Joshua B. Green proclaims September 20th, 2019 as POW / MIA Recognition Day in Hawai‘i. They ask the people of the Aloha State to never forget all Americans who remain missing and unaccounted for from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Cold War and ask all citizens to observe this day with respect and honor. Done at the State Capitol, in Executive Chambers, Honolulu, State of Hawai‘i, this twenty-eighth day of August 2019.