Friday, September 21, 2012: POW/MIA Recognition Day

WHEREAS, nearly 1,700 Americans  are still missing from the Vietnam War, approximately 8,000 remain unaccounted for from the Korean War, 120 from the Cold War and more than 78,000 from WWII; many of those missing are citizens of the Great Lakes State; and,  


WHEREAS, these service members sacrificed greatly in service to their country, and their families, friends and other concerned citizens live with uncertainty concerning their fates; and,


WHEREAS, it is vital that we continue to demonstrate utmost gratitude and admiration for these brave Americans with unrelenting efforts to bring them home; and,


WHEREAS, on this day, we encourage every citizen in Michigan to honor returned U.S. POWs, those captured and missing in Iraq and Afghanistan, and all Americans still captured, unaccounted for and missing in action;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim Friday, September 21, 2012 as POW/MIA Recognition Day in Michigan.