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The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Many Americans take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families.
There are 1,741 American personnel listed by the Defense Department's POW/MIA Office as missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam War, as of April 2009. The number of United States personnel accounted for since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975 is 841. About 90 percent of the 1,741 people still missing were lost in Vietnam or areas of Laos and Cambodia under Vietnam's wartime control, according to the National League of Families website (cited in the United States Army website).
The United States Congress passed a resolution authorizing National POW/MIA Recognition Day to be observed on July 18, 1979. It was observed on the same date in 1980 and was held on July 17 in 1981 and 1982. It was then observed on April 9 in 1983 and July 20 in 1984. The event was observed on July 19 in 1985, and then from 1986 onwards the date moved to the third Friday of September. The United States president each year proclaims National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Many states in the USA also proclaim POW/MIA Recognition Day together with the national effort.
The National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag symbolizes the United States’ resolve to never forget POWs or those who served their country in conflicts and are still missing. Newt Heisley designed the flag. The flag’s design features a silhouette of a young man, which is based on Mr Heisley’s son, who was medically discharged from the military. As Mr Heisley looked at his returning son’s gaunt features, he imagined what life was for those behind barbed wire fences on foreign shores. He then sketched the profile of his son as the new flag's design was created in his mind.
The flag features a white disk bearing in black silhouette a man’s bust, a watch tower with a guard on patrol, and a strand of barbed wire. White letters “POW” and “MIA”, with a white five-pointed star in between, are typed above the disk. Below the disk is a black and white wreath above the motto “You Are Not Forgotten” written in white, capital letters.
If you were to walk through the mess hall of a Navy ship or an Army installation, you might see a small table covered in a simple cloth. One chair sits in front of a single formal place setting. On the plate, salt and a slice of lemon. Next to the plate, a glass vase containing a red rose with a red ribbon around the base.
This silent tribute is full of symbolism.
The table is round "to show our everlasting concern" according to the National League of POW/MIA Families website.
The cloth is white, "symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call to duty."
The rose reminds "us of the lives of these men ... and their loved ones and friends who keep the faith, while seeking answers."
The red ribbon "symbolizes our continued determination to account for them."
The slice of lemon "reminds us of the bitter fate of those captured and missing in a foreign land."
The salt "symbolizes the tears of our missing and their families who long for answers after decades of uncertainty."
A Bible represents the "strength gained through faith in our country, founded as one nation under God, to sustain those lost from our midst."
A glass is inverted on the table "to symbolize their inability to share this evening's toast."
Finally, there is the empty chair, with that obvious symbolism.
At larger events where POW/MIA groups gather, a similar table will be set, but with identical place settings, one for each of the armed forces, including the Coast Guard, and a sixth for civilians still missing.
Pam Cain, secretary of the League of POW/MIA Families, said when an explanation is read of what each item symbolizes, she "can barely get through it to the end."
Cain's father, Col. Oscar Mauterer, disappeared after bailing out from his burning plane during a mission over Laos in 1966.
She said the POW/MIA table is an important, if not well known, part of her organization's efforts to remember the missing.
Friday night, as you sit down for dinner, look at the salt or perhaps the chair with a loved one next to you and remember there are those still waiting for a loved one to come home.
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