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 site of Andersonville prison was owned by both the Grand Army of the Republic and the Woman’s Relief Corp before being transferred to the federal government in 1910. The prison site was administered, along with Andersonville National Cemetery, by the Department of the Army until 1971.