POW/MIA Recognition Day – Friday, September 17, 2021

POW/MIA Recognition Day – Friday, September 17, 2021

America’s annual observance of POW/MIA Recognition Day occurs on Friday, September 17, 2021.
 
To date, there are 1,584 American servicemen yet unaccounted for from the Vietnam War. The commitment and dedication of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency are helping achieve answers for the families of these and others who have yet to return home.
 
Sons and Daughters In Touch are proud to represent a mix of both POW/MIA and KIA families from the Vietnam War. Since its founding in 1989, many SDIT families have received answers to the fates of their loved ones. As other families await answers, SDIT proudly supports the call for the fullest possible accounting of American servicemen who have not returned home from the war in Southeast Asia.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Commemoration

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Commemoration

On November 11, 1921, Arlington National Cemetery welcomed America’s unknown soldier from World War l and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was dedicated.

Now, a century later our nation will observe this centennial commemoration over Veterans Day, November 9-11, 2021.

The tomb is meaningful and symbolic to Sons and Daughters In Touch as a constant reminder of the nation’s commitment to obtaining the fullest possible accounting of each American service member who has yet to return home. In 1959, unknown soldiers from World War ll and the Korean War were enshrined alongside the “World War l unknown”. An empty crypt symbolically represents those unaccounted for from the Vietnam War.

For the first time ever, the public is being invited to step onto the plaza and place a flower tribute at the tomb. To learn more about this ceremony and other events during the Centennial Commemoration, visit the following links:

Tomb Guards: https://tombguard.org/centennial
Arlington National Cemetery: https://arlingtoncemetery.mil/Tomb100