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Observing National POW/MIA Day

On the third Friday of September, our nation remembers our military personnel who have been prisoners of war (POW), those who are missing in action (MIA), and their families. While National POW/MIA Recognition Day is not considered a federal public holiday in the country, we do consider it a national observance.

Solemn remembrance

Americans pause, rally, and pray. We stand together to remember United States military personnel who have put their lives in harm’s way throughout the years to protect the nation. Ceremonies and events are also held at the Pentagon, war memorials and museums across the country.


In addition to being a national remembrance each year, many states also proclaim special acknowledgements. Truly, we thank you for your service.

Learn about the POW/MIA flag:

  • The National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag was designed by Newt Heisley

  • Newt Heisley modeled the flag based on his own son’s experience as a POW

  • The POW/MIA flag says: “You Are Not Forgotten”

  • You can find the flag displayed at many government buildings and national landmarks

  • Often, the flag is displayed on Armed Forces Day, Flag Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Veterans’ Day

To take part in Saugus Veterans Council meetings, see our meeting times!

Learn about the sacrifices made by our veterans


Please take the time to remember today.


National POW/MIA Ceremony

20 September 2019

1800 (6:00 PM)

American Legion Hall

44 Taylor Street