Remembering America’s prisoners of war and those missing in action

Tech. Sgt. Skylar Swank, 15th Wing general law paralegal, salutes the flag during the Reveille Ceremony for Prisoners of War and Missing in Action Week, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 17, 2018. The ceremony kicked off the observances for the weeklong events commemorating those who were prisoners of war or classified as missing in action. The events include readings of the POW/MIA names, a reveille ceremony, beautification of POW/MIA memorial, information tables, sentinel posting, a 24-hour run, and ends on Friday with a POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. Observances of National POW/MIA Recognition Day are held across the country on military installations, ships at sea, state capitals, schools and veterans facilities. It is traditionally observed on the third Friday in September each year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

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