WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – On Friday, people across the country took time out to honor the service and sacrifice of American military personnel who have either been captured, held as prisoners of war or who remain missing in action.
A POW-MIA Recognition Day was held at Veterans Park near the Trumbull County Courthouse in downtown Warren. Right now, more than 83,000 Americans are still considered missing while serving in war.
Local veterans said it’s important not to forget.
“We ask that all citizens of America take the time on this day to remember the POWs and MIAs that are still missing from all wars, not just one, but from all wars and conflicts,” James “Jim” Campbell, 1st Vice Commander, said.
This day is observed every year on the third Friday in September. It is one of six days that the POW/MIA flag can be flown.