(from Blue Star Moms:) The third Friday of the month of September is set aside each year to pay honor and respect to those of our country’s military that have been or are prisoners of war or missing in action. POW/MIA Recognition Day is an excellent time to also concentrate our prayers on the lives of these courageous service personnel and the families left behind who wait for them.
Lives are unimaginably changed when a loved one is held captive or is reported as missing. Hearts and lives are comforted when they know people care and are praying for them. Those held captive too ~ what more would they endure if they thought we didn’t remember them?
Gratefully, the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Corridor at the Pentagon was opened on September 15 of this year, presenting to the public many of the pieces that tell the story of these families and warriors. Families of MIA and former POW themselves have given personal items and input for the development of this.
This year, will you pray with me for these families and all the others who have endured so much for our freedoms? The date for the 2010 POW/MIA Recognition Day is Friday, September 17th. Sadly, there have been well over 88,000 missing Americans since WW II.
Rev. Lin McGee
Blue Star Mothers of America