By Morgan Bryce
Friday will mark the 20th anniversary of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, which was created to honor American soldiers who were prisoners of war and those still missing in action.
The flag commemorating the day was adopted in 1990, but the occasion became an annual tradition following Congress’s passage of Section 1082 of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act.
Groups like the National League of Families have successfully organized celebrations of the event across the country.
President Donald Trump will issue a proclamation on the morning of Sept. 21 proclaiming it as “National POW/MIA Recognition Day.”
For more information on the day and local events, visit www.pow-miafamilies.org/2018-recognition-day.html.