National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Today observances will be held on military installations, ships at sea, state capitols, schools and veteran’s facilities. This is one of six days throughout the year that Congress mandates the flying of the National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag. The flag will be flown at major military installations, national cemeteries, all post offices, VA medical facilities, and the WWII, Korean and Vietnam War Veterans memorials.
by Shorty Estabrook
I lost my friend along the way To this place that I call now. I didn’t want to lose my friend, But I did and don’t know how. I remember how he looked at me As I laid him down to rest, When he said, “I can’t go on, old pal; You’ve seen me at my very best.” “So, leave me now and go your way And when your journey ends, Remember me beside the road, Your buddy and your friend.”
Some of our fellow bloggers who have a similar theme:
Pierre – who has multiple blogs:
Tell me about those servicemen you think of – they all need to be remembered!
Posted on September 20, 2013, in Korean War, Uncategorized, WWII and tagged family history, History, Korean War, Military, Military History, nostalgia, POW/MIA, WWII. Bookmark the permalink. 37 Comments.