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National POW/MIA Recognition Day

This just in......September 21, 2007 is officially National POW/MIA Recognition Day. The President made the proclamation below and I wanted to share it with you.

America has been blessed by the brave men and women of our Armed Forces who haveanswered the call to defend our country and protect liberty around the world. On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, we honor a special group of patriots: those who have been prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. We remain forever in their debt, and we renew our commitment to them and totheir families never to rest until we have accounted for every missing servicemember.

 

     To commemorate thisday, the National League of Families POW/MIA flag is flown over the White House,the Capitol, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial,the World War II Memorial, and other locations across our country.  This flag isan enduring symbol that reflects our solemn commitment to our courageous servicemembers who have been imprisoned while serving in conflicts around the world andto those who remain missing.  America will always remember these heroes, and weunderscore our pledge to achieve the fullest possible accounting for everymissing member of our Armed Forces.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE, I,GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of theauthority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, dohereby proclaim Friday, September 21, 2007, as National POW/MIA RecognitionDay.  I call upon the people of the United States to join me in honoring andremembering all former American prisoners of war and those missing in action whovaliantly served our great country.  I also call upon Federal, State,and local government officials and private organizations to observe this daywith appropriate ceremonies and activities.

 

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Ihave hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of September, in the year of ourLord two thousand seven, and of the Independence of the United States of Americathe two hundred and thirty-second.

 

 

 

                            GEORGE W. BUSH

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