2007 NATIONAL POW MIA RECOGNITION DAY

R 221233Z AUG 07 
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FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
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UNCLAS //N03461//
NAVADMIN 213/07
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N135/AUG//
SUBJ/2007 NATIONAL POW MIA RECOGNITION DAY// 


RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN HIGHLIGHTS THE DOD PRISONER OF WAR/MISSING IN 
ACTION (POW/MIA) PUBLIC AWARENESS PROGRAM AND SOLICITS SUPPORT FOR THE 
2007 NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY.
2.  TRADITIONALLY, NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY IS OBSERVED ON THE 
THIRD FRIDAY OF SEPTEMBER.  TO COMMEMORATE THIS EVENT, THE WHITE HOUSE 
IS EXPECTED TO ISSUE A PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING 21 
SEPTEMBER 2007 AS NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY FOR 2007.  WHERE 
FEASIBLE, NAVY COMMANDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO HOST OR SUPPORT LOCAL 
NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY ACTIVITIES IN THEIR RESPECTIVE AREAS.  
THE THEME FOR 2007 APPROPRIATELY HIGHLIGHTS OUR NATIONS COMMITMENT:  
THEIR SACRIFICE OUR FREEDOM.  ACCORDINGLY, IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 
FORMER PRISONERS OF WAR AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF HOSTILE UNACCOUNTED-FOR 
CASUALTIES FROM PAST WARS OR CONFLICTS BE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN 
THESE EVENTS.
3.  IT IS ONLY FITTING WE WHO SERVE IN THE ARMED FORCES TODAY TAKE TIME 
TO REMEMBER OUR COMRADES WHO UNSELFISHLY DEFENDED OUR NATION WHEN 
CALLED UPON IN THE PAST.  IN ANSWERING THE CALL TO ARMS, MANY YOUNG MEN 
AND WOMEN FORFEITED THEIR LIVES TO ENSURE FREEDOM FOR FUTURE 
GENERATIONS TO COME.  WE MUST RENEW OUR COMMITMENT TO ALL FORMER 
PRISONERS OF WAR, UNACCOUNTED-FOR SERVICE MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES, 
FOR THE SACRIFICES THEY HAVE MADE TO PROTECT OUR
NATION AND THE FREEDOMS WE CONTINUE TO ENJOY.   
4.  FOR COMMAND INFORMATION REGARDING POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY 
ACTIVITIES CONTACT N135 AT (901) 874-4303/5/6/DSN 882 OR VISIT THE 
DEFENSE PRISONER OF WAR/MISSING PERSONNEL OFFICE WEBSITE AT 
HTTP:/WWW.DTIC.MIL/DPMO.
5.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.//

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