National POW/MIA Recognition Day

National POW/MIA Recognition Day
September 20, 2019 will be proclaimed by the President as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Across the country, local POW/MIA ceremonies are encouraged to focus on sustaining commitment to account for our unreturned veterans.

POW*MIA Awareness Rally Association Recognition Day Ceremony
Friday, September 20, 2019 at 7pm
Ross Park Veterans Memorial
This is also considered our General Meeting for the month

National POW/MIA Recognition Day posters available if you would like one.
Call Shannon at 208-221-1294

Welcome: Tim Cowden – Director

Presentation of the Colors: Pocatello Veterans Honor Guard

National Anthem: Hiedi Young – Special Liaison

Pledge of Allegiance: By invitation

Invocation: Mark Brewer – Chaplain

Joint Proclamation Reading: Mayors Brian Blad of Pocatello & Kevin England of Chubbuck

Congressional Reading: Farhana Hibbert, Senator Mike Crapo’s Regional Director

Director Remarks: Tim Cowden – Director

Missing Man Table Presentation: AMVETS Post 1

Wreath Placement: ISU Veteran Student Services Center

Gun Volleys: Pocatello Veterans Honor Guard

Taps: Pocatello Veterans Honor Guard


According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) there are 82,012 Americans who are unaccounted for from our nation’s past conflicts as of September 06, 2019.
WWII – 72,669
Korean War – 7,624
Vietnam War – 1,587
Cold War – 126
Iraq & Other Conflicts – 6

That is 82,012 Unreturned Veterans…
82,012 lives that ended at the stop of dime & still waiting to come home…
82,012 families still waiting for answers…
82,012 reasons for us to “Never Forget!.”