September 16, 2016: POW/MIA Recognition Day

WHEREAS, approximately 1,618 Americans are still missing from the Vietnam War, approximately 7,821 are unaccounted for from the Korean War, 126 from the Cold War, and over 73,000 from WWII. Many of those missing are citizens of the Great Lakes State; and,

WHEREAS, these service members sacrificed greatly in service to their country. Their families, friends and other concerned citizens live with uncertainty concerning their fates; and,

WHEREAS, it is vital that we continue to demonstrate the utmost gratitude and admiration for these brave Americans with unrelenting efforts to bring them home; and,

WHEREAS, on this day, we encourage every resident in Michigan to honor returned U.S. POWs, and all Americans still captured, unaccounted for and missing in action;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim September 16, 2016 as POW/MIA Recognition Day in Michigan.