JPAC TO HOST POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY CEREMONY SEPT. 16Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command
Public Affairs Office
Contact: Elizabeth Feeney
Sept. 7, 2011
Release # 11-19
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JPAC TO HOST POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY CEREMONY SEPT. 16
Annual event honors sacrifice, commitment made by our nation's heroes
HONOLULU, Hawaii (Sept. 7, 2011) - The U.S. Joint POW/MIA Accounting
Command will host a ceremony to commemorate National POW/MIA Recognition
Day Sept. 16, 10 a.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, to
honor former prisoners of war and fallen U.S. personnel whose identities
This year's program will be lead by Maj. Gen. Stephen Tom, JPAC
Commander. The keynote speaker, Mrs. Ann Mills-Griffiths, is the Chairman
of the Board of Directors for the National League of POW/MIA Families, and
has committed more than 30 years to the humanitarian POW/MIA cause.
Highlights this year include a wreath laying ceremony, speeches and a
poignant and emotional rendition of taps played to our nation's Prisoners
of War and those still Missing in Action.
The ceremony is free and open to the public. Appropriate attire for the
event is military Class B or service equivalent, or civilian business
Organizations that would like to participate in the wreath laying ceremony
must R.S.V.P. to Elizabeth Feeney no later than 12:00 p.m., Sept. 12.
Media wishing to attend the ceremony must contact Elizabeth Feeney before
noon, Sept. 12, to receive instructions; all media will be escorted.
Falling directly under the U.S. Pacific Command, JPAC is a jointly-manned
organization of more than 400 military and civilian specialists that has,
with its predecessor organizations, investigated and recovered missing
Americans since the 1970's. Since 2003, JPAC has identified more than
750 Americans. Combined with the efforts of its predecessor units, close
to 2,000 Americans have been identified since the accounting effort began
in the 1970's.
The ultimate goal of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, and of the
agencies involved in returning America's heroes home, is to achieve the
fullest possible accounting of Americans lost during the nation's past
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