Episode 2394 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about how the good people of Woodford County, Kentucky honored their POW and MIA’s and their families.
According to the Gov Info website, POW/MIA Recognition Day is commemorated on the third Friday of every September, a date that’s not associated with any particular war. Resolutions making it official were passed in 1979 by Congress and the president after the families of the more than 2,500 Vietnam War POW/MIAs pushed for full accountability.
The point of POW/MIA Recognition Day is to ensure that America remembers and shows that it stands behind those who serve, and to make sure the Nation does everything it can to account for those who have never returned.
On September 16, 2022, the good people of Woodford County took the purpose of POW/MIA Recognition Day to heart.
The Woodford County Veteran’s Commission and Woodford County Library are came together to host a special ceremony honoring prisoners of war and missing in action veterans.
The event was made even more special by local residents Mr. and Mrs. Gullery. The couple made four dog tags in their home shop. She wants families to have these tags and remember that their loved ones were more than POW’s and MIA’s but special people to them and their community.
Listen to episode 2394 and discover more about how the good people of Woodford County, Kentucky honored their POW and MIA’s and their families.