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WHEREAS, Americans are still Missing in Action (MIA) and unaccounted for from wars to include World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom; 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 (POW) 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 National Commemoration to honor American Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action was held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.; and

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, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim September 20, 2019, as

POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 11th day of September 2019

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