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WHEREAS, Americans are still Missing in Action and unaccounted for from the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the Cold War and World War II; and

WHEREAS, the families and friends of missing Americans still await recovery and identification of remains or certainty regarding their fates if determined unrecoverable; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada honors those Americans who have been held as Prisoners of War and are committed to seeing all those still Missing in Action accounted for and returned home to rest on American soil; and

WHEREAS, on June 18, 1979, the first commemoration to honor American Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action was held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

WHEREAS, National POW/MIA Recognition Day has been designated as the third Friday of September with ceremonies held throughout the nation and around the world; and

WHEREAS, we will honor and remember the American heroes who selflessly served our country and recognize the families, friends and communities affected by the loss of all POW/MIA Americans still missing

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  September 21, 2018 as

 POW & MIA Recognition Day in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske and Scott Anderson