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    9/18/2009 - In 1971, Mrs. Michael Hoff of Jacksonville, Florida, wife of MIA Michael Hoff, a Navy Pilot, had the idea that the National League of Families of POW/MIA should have a banner, or flag, to represent its important cause. The League agreed, and told her to proceed to have a flag for the League designed. Mrs. Hoff went to Annin Flag Company, and met with Alan Rivkees, the Vice President. He agreed that Annin would design a flag for the POW/MIA and the League of Families, and...

    11/8/2019 - WASHINGTON – Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) stood in solidarity with fellow members of the Veterans Service Organization (VSO) community as President Donald Trump signed the National POW/MIA Flag Act into law today. “This is a historic victory for every man and woman who courageously defended this nation and remain unaccounted for,” said VFW National Commander William “Doc” Schmitz. “Today’s presidential signing and the daily display of the POW/MIA flag at all prominent...

    7/8/2009 - WASHINGTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is hopeful that Monday’s exchange of diplomatic notes between the United States and the Russian Federation will revitalize a joint commission that was established to determine the fates of missing American personnel from past wars Created in 1992, the U.S.-Russia Joint Commission on Prisoners of War and Missing in Action had been the key to accessing Russian military archives until a reduction in the size of their go...

    10/28/2009 - WASHINGTON — The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. recently returned from a 12-day trip to Europe to urge the Russian government to revitalize the U.S.-Russia Joint Commission on POW/MIAs, and to meet with American service members stationed in Italy to discuss how VFW can better serve them and their families. In Moscow, Thomas J. Tradewell Sr. met with members from both houses of the Russian Federation's parliament, as well as the leadershi...

    10/25/2011 - The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. returned this week from a trip to Europe to meet with Russian officials regarding their revitalized support of America's POW/MIA mission, and to meet with U.S. troops stationed in Italy to discuss how VFW can better serve them and their families. In Moscow, Richard L. DeNoyer met with the leadership of the Committee for Veterans Affairs in the State Duma and the Russian Federation Council Committee for S...

    10/17/2012 - WASHINGTON — The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. returned last week from a trip to Europe to meet with Russian officials regarding their renewed support of America's POW/MIA mission, and to meet with U.S. troops stationed in Italy to discuss how VFW can better serve them and their families. In Moscow, John E. Hamilton met with the leadership of the Committees for Veterans Affairs and Defense in their State Duma, and the Russian Federation C...

    1/5/2011 - “People often ask me what the POW/MIA flag means,” said Lindsey Botkin, Commander of Post 10342 in Huachuca City, Ariz. “It’s sad how many people close their minds to the price these POW/MIA’s and their families paid, and continue to pay, in the name of freedom.”As a Vietnam veteran and personal friend to a former POW, Botkin found this unacceptable. To raise awareness and appreciation, Botkin decided to propose a bill to the City Council.“I wanted the POW/MIA flag to ...

    10/6/2011 - VFW Post 3396 member SFC David Sousa wanted to do something special for POW/MIA Recognition Day on Sept. 16. He decided to organize a 5K and 10K run in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he is stationed, as a way to remember and honor his fellow comrades who suffered as POWs or who never returned home. The 422 Expeditionary Signal Battalion and VFW Post 3396 in Sparks, Nev., rallied behind the idea and agreed to sponsor the event. Proceeds from the run would be donated to VFW...

    1/13/2015 - WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest war veterans’ organization is hopeful that the impending merger and realignment of several Defense Department organizations and functions will produce the necessary synergy to achieve the fullest possible accounting of missing service personnel from all wars. “There's always been strong unity of purpose when it comes to recovering, identifying and returning fellow Americans to their families,” said John W. Stroud, national commander of t...

    9/17/2014 - On September 19, we pause to remember the sacrifices of the 83,193 Americans who are still missing or unaccounted for. We remember their families – those whose pain and suffering does not subside with the passage of time. POW/MIA Recognition Day serves to remind us that the true cost of war extends far beyond the last shots being fired. WWII claimed more than 130,000 Americans taken as prisoners of war, and at the beginning of this month, continues to list 7...

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