National POW/MIA Recognition Day will be observed on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. This annual event honors our missing service members and their families, and highlights the government’s commitment to account for them.

Across the country, local POW/MIA ceremonies are encouraged throughout POW/MIA Recognition Week, culminating with countless events and the national ceremony in Washington, DC, on Recognition Day.

Support for these missing Americans and their families is deeply felt.  America’s POW/MIAs should be honored and recognized, rather than memorialized, with the focus on continuing commitment to account as fully as possible for those still missing.

A special evening is planned for Friday at Veteran's Memorial Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Friday's festivities begin at 6:30 PM.


On this day we honor those men and women of the Armed Forces who remain missing in action or who are prisoners of war.

Here are the number of Americans still missing and unaccounted-for by state.

See seven South Dakota members unaccounted for. These are from the Vietnam War.

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