Ceremony held to honor prisoners of war

This is a day to remember those who are still missing.

BOISE - Americans across the country observed National POW/MIA Recognition Day Friday, including a ceremony in Boise, to honor former prisoners of war and those who are still missing.

More than 82,000 Americans are still missing in action after going to war since World War II. 

The idea is to raise awareness about how many people are still unaccounted for to hopefully be able to bring those people home.

"Let us repatriate our veterans wherever they may be. Our soldiers, they're all over the world," Phil Hawkins, activity volunteer coordinator for the Idaho State Veterans Home said. "Let's repatriate them, let's find them, let's bring them home, let's get them buried."

The ceremony included a prayer, moment of silence, and a table with items symbolizing all that POWs and people missing in action go through.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day is on the third Friday in September each year.


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