National POW/MIA Recognition Day

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day in USA in 2024
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Dates of National POW/MIA Recognition Day
2025 USA Friday, September 19thNational POW/MIA Recognition Day
2024 USA Friday, September 20thNational POW/MIA Recognition Day
2023 USA Friday, September 15thNational POW/MIA Recognition Day
2022 USA Friday, September 16thNational POW/MIA Recognition Day
2021 USA Friday, September 17thNational POW/MIA Recognition Day
Summary
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The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Americans take the time to remember those who are or were at one time prisoners of war (POW) and those who are still missing in action (MIA), as well as their families.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day is not a federal public holiday in the United States but it is a national observance.

On POW/MIA Recognition Day, many Americans pause to remember the sacrifices and service of those who were prisoners of war (POW), as well as those who are missing in action (MIA), and their families.

All military installations fly the National League of Families POW/MIA flag, which symbolizes the nation’s remembrance of those who were imprisoned while serving in conflicts and those who remain missing.

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