National POW/MIA Recognition Day


2019 pow mia recognition day poster
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National POW/MIA Recognition Day was established in 1979 through a proclamation signed by President Jimmy Carter. Since then, each subsequent president has issued an annual proclamation commemorating the third Friday in September as National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

A national-level ceremony is held on every National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Traditionally held at the Pentagon, it features members from each branch of military service and participation from high-ranking officials.

In addition to the national-level ceremony, observances of National POW/MIA Recognition Day are held across the country on military installations, ships at sea, state capitols, schools and veterans' facilities.

No matter where they are held, these National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremonies share the common purpose of honoring those who were held captive and returned, as well as those who remain missing.

Since 1999, the POW/MIA Accounting community has created a poster commemorating National POW/MIA Recognition Day.  The 2020 edition of the poster, continues to honor this tradition. 

*** This year you have the option of ordering a large 20"x30" poster in increments of 2 or 5 or a small 11"x16" poster in increments of 2, 5, 10, or 20. If you would like to order both small and large posters, you will have to place two orders, one for the small and one for the large. If you want more posters than the given increments, you will have to place multiple orders. (E.g. if you want 20 large posters, you will have to place four orders of 5 posters each.) Asking for more posters in the Comments section of the order form will not get you more posters. ***


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