Friday, September 16, 2011

National POW/MIA Recognition Day | 16 September 2011 | National Infantry Museum, Fort Benning/Columbus, GA Georgia

CSM Hardy officiating the
ceremony | see more photos
Together, we must serve our Nation's patriots as well as they have served us by supporting them when they come home, and by carrying on the legacy of those who do not. This is a promise we keep for our fallen, for our veterans past and present, and for all those whose loved ones have not returned from the battlefield.
President Barack Obama
Presidential Proclamation, National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2011

Every 3rd Friday of September, the President of the United States issues a proclamation commemorating the service and sacrifice of our nation's Prisoners of War and Missing in Action. This morning, the National Infantry Museum and Fort Benning paid tribute to our POW/MIAs with a wreath-laying ceremony, conducted as as a part of the Basic Training graduation review for Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment.

The National Infantry Foundation asks that you join us in honoring the brave men and women who stand in the gap between the free world and those who wish to destroy it. May we always remember those who have given all in the service of our great nation, especially those who never returned home.

You are not forgotten.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day poster, 2011 | Department of Defense
To learn more about our military's efforts to recover all missing personnel, visit the DPMO website

The National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center
1775 Legacy Way | Columbus, GA | 706.685.5800

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