Today is POW/MIA Recognition Day

VFW asks you to remember America's POWs, MIAs and their families

Today we salute the men and women who served and sacrificed to keep America free. We also recognize the families of the missing, those who continue to hope and pray that their loved ones will one day return home from their wars. 

Eighty-three thousand Americans are currently listed as missing and unaccounted-for, dating back to World War II. Eighty-three thousand Americans who have yet to return home from their wars.  

We pray that these Americans and their families are one day brought peace, and we can reassure these families that veterans organizations like the VFW will never rest until our nation has obtained the fullest possible accounting of all of our missing.  

We are blessed to live in the only country that actively pursues the recovery and return of our missing Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and civilians.  

We stand beside the families who continue to burn the candle of hope, as the VFW actively helps our government perform the most humanitarian of all humanitarian missions in bringing closure to these families.   

Learn how the VFW is working toward the fullest possible accounting of all military service members from all wars.