Recognizing POWs/MIA

To the Editor:

On Sept. 15, Americans across the nation will observe National POW/MIA Recognition Day — a day to recognize the service and sacrifice of veterans who were Prisoners of War or listed as Missing in Action.

Of the millions of American soldiers who have served our country in past wars — World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Iraq — most came home. Many gave the ultimate sacrifice. Many others were taken prisoner and subjected to torture and brutalities, but eventually made it home. Still others remain unaccounted for.

At Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, we honor America’s Veterans year-round. We encourage our fellow citizens to join us as we remember their sacrifices and encourage our government leaders to continue the ongoing effort to account as fully as possible for those still missing.

In the hearts of their families, friends and fellow Americans, their memory lives on.

— Dina Crawford, executive director

Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care