WHEREAS, nearly 1,630 Americans are still missing from the Vietnam War, and approximately 7,800 are unaccounted for from the Korean War, 120 from the Cold War and over 73,000 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 the 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, and all Americans still captured, unaccounted for and missing in action;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim September 18, 2015 as POW/MIA Recognition Day in Michigan.