Keeping the Promise, You are Not Forgotten on POW/MIA Recognition Day

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Keeping the Promise, You are Not Forgotten on POW/MIA Recognition Day

by Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley guide

"Keeping the Promise" that "You are Not Forgotten" is a precious one for United States Prisoners of War and Missing in Action and their loved ones. Every third Friday in September, the U.S. honors our military POW/MIAs and their families on National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

Say a prayer of thanks for their service, and for the protection, health and release of prisoners of war, and for the truth and closure for those missing in action.

Humbly consider the elements in the image of the 2013 National POW/MIA Recognition Day's poster showing the "Missing Man Table".

National POW MIA Recognition Day Michelle Carr Crowe blog image

The United States Flag, the National League of Families' POW/MIA Flag and Department of Defense Seal show the united purpose and resolve of the U.S. government, servicepeople and families to honor and return Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action home to America.

From the white tablecloth symbolizing purity of service and formal uniform dress hats representing all four branches of service-Army, Air Force, Navy and Martines, to the missing chairs and turned down glasses showing these worthies are not with us nor able to partake, the imagery touches the heart.

The individual slices of lemon on each plate represent the bitterness of captivity and separation from hearth and home. The salt symbolizes the tears shed by loved ones.

The red rose and red ribbon signify the life of the POW/MIAs and the determination of the U.S. government and learn the truth about loved ones and return them home. The "dog tags" or military identification each serviceperson wears, demands the respect of answers and resolution.

The lit candle represents the hope of all U.S. citizens for the safe return of all POW/MIAs. 

Lift up prayers for all U.S. Prisoners of War and Missing in Action today.

The most recent list of newly accounted for military personnel can be found at http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/accounted_for.

To find out about particular military personnel who are POW/MIA, contact the Defense Prisoner of War Missing Personnel Office at http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/pow_day.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day events are held across the country on military installations, ships at sea, state capitols, schools and veterans' facilities. This observance is one of six days throughout the year that Congress has mandated the flying of the National League of Families' POW/MIA flag. The other five dates are Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day.

The National League of Families' POW/MIA flag is to be flown at major military installations, national cemeteries, all post offices, VA medical facilities, the World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the official offices of the secretaries of state, defense and veterans affairs, the director of the selective service system and the White House.

Thank you for reading about "Keeping the Promise", "You Are Not Forgotten" on POW/MIS Recognition Day.

 

 

 

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Comments (15)

Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

It is truly heart breaking to know that there are some who perished and have not made it home. It is harder yet still for those that could still be alive suffering somewhere out there. Too much heart ache.

Sep 20, 2013 02:10 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Sussie, I know it is heartbreaking to think of being the Missing, or the ones at home wondering.

Sep 20, 2013 02:19 PM
Nancy Laswick
United Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun

Michelle, thank you for sharing National POW/MIA Recognition Day. It is so important that we remember there are members of our armed forces that are not accounted for and their families live with that pain everyday. The photo is beautiful and the table setting so appropriate.

 

Sep 20, 2013 05:18 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Thank you for sharing about National POW/MIA day. We need to keep out troops in our hearts. I can't imagine what it is like for the families that just don't know.

Sep 20, 2013 07:48 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Michelle. What an important piece. Remembering our past and those who helped insure our safety is very meaningful. Suggested.

Sep 20, 2013 11:06 PM
Kelly Young
The Platinum Group Realtors - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Real Estate ~ 719-226-0126

Michelle, what a great write up and description of the POA/MIA recognition and the meaning behind each item.  The symbolism is powerful and the post is very, very well done.  

Sep 21, 2013 02:06 PM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Michelle, nice write up on a tribute that I didn't know exixted...

Sep 21, 2013 03:06 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Nancy, I agree, they did a beautiful job with the image.

Joe, I know it must be torturous to live with the unknown.

Sheila, thank you, it is true. Thank you for the suggest.

Kelly, yes I found it moving to learn about it and wanted to share.

Gary, I think that's the hardest for families of POW/MIA-they live with it every day, for the rest of us we may only become aware on a day like this.

Sep 21, 2013 03:19 PM
Dinah Stallworth-Lewis
Priority Real Estate LLC - 318.332.8281 - Natchitoches, LA
NATCHITOCHES, LA HOMES FOR SALE

Michelle,

Thanks for bringing the spotlight and awareness on Prisoners of War and Missing In Action.   I was not even aware there was a day of rememberance.  I think all of our military men and women are heros and should be honored.   I will say a special prayer for POW/MIA's and their families and that their loved ones are found.  They will not be forgotten.  Their service and others to our country helps to keep Americans safe. 

Sep 22, 2013 03:27 AM
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
Michelle-I've never seen the display or known of the special day set aside to recognize the POW/MIA community and their families. Thanks.
Sep 22, 2013 06:42 AM
David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Great post and the sad thing I was not even aware of this day. How can this go unaddressed??

Sep 22, 2013 09:54 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Dinah, yes, I agree with you and lift up prayers for them also.

Wayne, glad I could share something new with you.

David-that's the saddest thing. Unless you live in a military town or connected with POW/MIA, I think it is easily overlooked.

Sep 22, 2013 11:04 AM
Bill Reddington
Re/max By The Sea - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

Not aware of this day. Will know next year. Very heartbreaking to even imagine that there are MIA's and POW's still out there.

Sep 22, 2013 12:08 PM
Anonymous
Kat Mc

The Ride Home held in and around Andersonville/Americus GA is the largest multi generational gathering of former Prisoners Of War and still Missing In Action families recognition tribute event held in the United States and is open to the public. Sept 15-18 www.theridehome.com

Aug 27, 2016 08:05 AM
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MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Kat thanks for sharing about The Ride Home event-God bless you and all POWs, MIAs and families.

Aug 27, 2016 02:59 PM

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