POW/MIA Recognition Day
National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed on the third Friday in September. It honors those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. In 2012, National POW/MIA Recognition Day will be Friday, September 21st.
Each year the park sponsors a speaker for the Georgia Southwestern State University Convocation, the Wednesday before National POW/MIA Recognition Day.
The Ride Home
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) produces a poster for National POW/MIA Recognition Day each year. They also host a page with more information about the presidentially proclaimed observance.
Did You Know?
The shelters built by prisoners were known by many names: tents, huts, shelter tents and blanket tents. The phrase "shebang" was used by a small number of prisoners but through post-war and Twentieth Century popular writings has become the most commonly used term for the prisoner shelters. More...