FAMILY UPDATE LOCATIONS for 2010-2011

  • Aug 26-28, 2010 Washington, DC **
  • Sep 25, 2010 Syracuse, NY
  • Oct 23, 2010 Omaha, NE
  • Nov 20, 2010 San Francisco, CA
  • Jan 22, 2011 Scottsdale, AZ
  • Feb 26, 2011 Baton Rouge, LA
  • Mar 26, 2011 Nashville, TN
  • Apr 30, 2011 Columbus, OH
  • May 21, 2011 Green Bay, WI
  • Jun 25, 2011 Princeton, NJ
  • Jul 21-23, 2011 Arlington, VA *
  • Sep 1-2, 2011 Vienna, VA **
  • Oct 1, 2011 Wichita, KS
  • Nov 19, 2011 Savannah, GA
* The Southeast Asia Annual Government Briefing held in conjunction with the National League of Families Annual Meeting

** The Korean and Cold War Annual Government Briefings

The 2009 Schedule:
  • January 24,2009 Miami, Fl
  • February 28, 2009 Albuquerque, NM
  • March 28, 2009 Baltimore, MD
  • April 25,2009 Denver, CO
  • May 30, 2009 Walla Walla, WA
  • June 27, 2009 Nashua, NH
  • August 29, 2009 Minneapolis, MN
  • October 23,24, 2009 ST. Louis MO (Korea/Cold War Family Update)
  • November 21, 2009 Jackson, MS

The 2008 Schedule:
  • January 12 - Houston, TX
  • February 9 - Atlanta, GA
  • March 15 - Portland, OR
  • April 19 - Hartford, CT
  • May 17 - Tulsa, OK
  • June 19-21 SEA Gov't Briefings - Washington, DC *
  • July 26 - Chicago, IL.
  • August 23 - Salt Lake City, UT
  • October 16-17 - Korea/Cold War Gov't Briefings - Washington, DC *
  • November 15 - San Diego, CA

The 2007 Schedule:

• Jan 20, 2007 Dallas, TX
• Feb 24, 2007 Tampa, FL
• March 24,2007 Sacramento, CA
• April 21, 2007 Boston, MA
• May 19, 2007 Rapid City, SD
• July 21, 2007 Cincinnati, OH
• August 18, 2007 Kansas City, KS
• Oct 19-21, 2007 Washington, DC (Double Tree Hotel)
• November 17, 2007 Phoenix, AZ
The 2006 Schedule:

• February 25th Savannah , GA
• March 25th San Francisco, CA
• April 29th St Louis, MO
• July 22nd Syracuse , NY
• August 19th Minneapolis , MN
• September 16th Seattle , WA
• October 18th, 19th, 20th Washington , DC *
• November 18th Albuquerque , NM
* - The Korean and Cold War Annual Government Briefings
The 2005 Schedule:

• 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 (click here) 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 - CLICK HERE

This year's theme is FREEDOM!


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