National POW/MIA Recognition Day
The United States' National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the 3rd Friday of September. Today, many Americans take time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA).
Congress passed a resolution authorizing a national day of recognition for POWs and MIAs in 1979. In 1986, the date was moved to the 3rd Friday in September to ensure a national commemoration of the day.
For more on the background of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, click here.
Today, the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 980 from Clyde will be giving away forget-me-not poppies, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. outside Mast General Store in Waynesville.