The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Many Americans take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families.

On this day we need to take time out to pause to remember the sacrifices and service of those who were prisoners of war (POW), as well as those who are missing in action (MIA), and their families. All military installations fly the National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag, which symbolizes the nation’s remembrance of those who were imprisoned while serving in conflicts and those who remain missing.

Special tribute goes out to Vernon Dexter who is a veteran of WWII and Korea and a Prisoner of War in WWII held in captivity in Stalag 7a, Moosburg, Germany.   We want to thank him for his service to our country. Glades Gas would also like to recognize others on this day. If you have a family member who was a POW/MIA, please send a comment with their name and where they served and we would love to recognize them as well.