The VFW Will Never Forget America’s POWs and MIAs

More than 82,000 service members have yet to return home

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – On Sept. 20, POW/MIA Recognition Day, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. remembers the more than 140,000 former American prisoners of war going back to the beginning of World War II, and the more than 82,000 missing and unaccounted-for Americans who have yet to return home from their wars. 

POW/MIA Day 2019 

When multiplying those numbers by spouses, parents, brothers and sisters, and sons and daughters, we’re left with a huge population of fellow Americans who continue to grieve in silence. The VFW stands beside these families who continue to burn that candle of hope.


This POW/MIA Recognition Day, and every day, the VFW continues its pledge to never forget the service and the sacrifice of America’s POWs and MIAs, and that of their families.