Osan holds POW/MIA recognition events
By 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published September 14, 2010
OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --
The Osan Air Force Sergeants Association chapter sponsored the National POW/MIA Recognition Day this year, with an entire week of events Sept. 13-17. There were a myriad of demonstrations and events leading up to The National POW/MIA Recognition Day, culminating in a remembrance and memorial tribute ceremony Sept 17.
Team Osan honored the sacrifices of unaccounted-for comrades-in-arms and zeal of the families who are unsure of their status while waiting arduously for closure. The base also hoped to enhance awareness of the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office and the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command efforts for recovery. The watchword for this year's Recognition Day was "Until every story ends."
Observances of National POW/MIA Recognition Day were held across the United States and overseas 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.
For a slideshow of the week's events, click here