2006 PRISONER OF WAR/MISSING IN ACTION (POW/MIA) RECOGNITION DAY

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SUBJ/2006 PRISONER OF WAR/MISSING IN ACTION (POW/MIA) RECOGNITION
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GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THE NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY IS
OBSERVED ANNUALLY ON THE THIRD FRIDAY IN SEPTEMBER.  TO
COMMEMORATE THIS EVENT, THE WHITE HOUSE WILL ISSUE A PRESIDENTIAL
PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING 15 SEP 06, AS NATIONAL POW/MIA
RECOGNITION DAY.  THIS YEAR S THEME  HONOR THEIR SERVICE - FULFILL
THEIR TRUST  HIGHLIGHTS OUR NATION S COMMITMENT TO RECOGNIZING OUR
FORMER POWS AND MISSING SERVICEMEMBERS.
2.  NAVY COMMANDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO HOST OR SUPPORT NATIONAL
POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY ACTIVITIES IN THEIR RESPECTIVE AREAS;
INVITING FORMER PRISONERS OF WAR AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF MIA PERSONNEL



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FROM PAST CONFLICTS IS ENCOURAGED.
3.  IT IS FITTING THAT WE TAKE TIME TO REMEMBER THOSE
WHO UNSELFISHLY DEFENDED OUR NATION WHEN CALLED UPON IN THE PAST.
IN ANSWERING THE CALL TO ARMS, MANY YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN FORFEITED
THEIR FUTURES AND THEIR LIVES TO ENSURE FREEDOM FOR GENERATIONS TO
COME.  USE THIS OCCASION TO RENEW OUR COMMITMENT TO ALL FORMER
PRISONERS OF WAR AND ALL UNACCOUNTED-FOR SERVICE MEMBERS AND THEIR
FAMILIES, FOR THE SACRIFICES THEY MADE TO PROTECT OUR NATION AND THE
FREEDOMS WE CONTINUE TO ENJOY.
4.  POC:  MR. KEN TERRY, POW/MIA BRANCH (CNO N152)
AT 901-874-4302/3/4/5/6/DSN 882 OR VISIT THE DEFENSE PRISONER OF
WAR/MISSING PERSONNEL OFFICE WEBSITE AT WWW.DTIC.MIL/DPMO.
5.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.//
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