2005 : February 26, 2005 San Antonio , TX • March 19, 2005 Memphis , TN
May 13-14, 2005 Washington , DC* • July 30, 2005 Omaha , NE
August 27, 2005 Columbus , OH • September 24, 2005 San Diego , CA
September 26-28,2005 San Diego , CA October 22, 2005 Raleigh , NC
November 19, 2005 Spokane , WA
* - The Korean and Cold War Annual Government Briefings

Tuesday, September 14th, 2004 is National POW-MIA Recognition Day

This solemn day is observed each year on the third Friday of September. Commemorations will continue through the weekend.

Presidential Proclamation - President Bush will make an official Proclaimation for National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2003 The White House is expected to issue a Presidential Proclamation prior to September 19. The Proclamation will be posted here and on www.whitehouse.gov as soon as it is issued.

Missing Man Table & Honors Ceremony - There are two ceremonies that are traditonally used. One is called the Missing Man Table Ceremony and the other the Remembrance Ceremony. For a complete script of each, as well as instructions for the table setting, click CEREMONIES.

History of the POW/MIA Flag - For a history of the official POW-MIA Flag and Logo, please click FLAG.

Official National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2003 Poster - Is available at DPMO's website. Various sizes are available depending on your need. Please go to - http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/powday/pow_rec_day_03_poster.htm

This year's theme is FREEDOM!

POW Camp & Barracks