SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KGTV) - A ceremony to remember those Missing in Action (MIA) and Prisoners of War (POW) was held on the USS Midway Saturday morning. POW/MIA recognition happens every September to pay tribute to those still missing.
There are still 82,000 missing Americans from World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and the Cold War. The National League of POW/MIA Families was formed to help recover and identify remains. To date, they have helped identify more than 1,000 people.
Anne Mills-Griffiths is the chairman of the board and CEO of the group. Her brother was lost in Vietnam in 1966, then more than 50 years later, his remains were found and brought home.
“Our nation has an obligation to stand behind the people who served our country and that includes past present and future,” said Mills-Griffiths.