On Friday, September 21, Alisa Stack, Principal Director of the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and ring The Closing Bell in honor of National POW/MIA recognition day. |
Watch the video of the ringing.
Ms. Stack assists the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for POW/Missing Personnel Affairs in leading the national effort for the fullest possible accounting for American personnel missing as a result of hostile action. This mission includes the rescue of those who become isolated during operations.
2012 National POW/MIA Recognition Day
POW/MIA recognition day acts as a reminder to the nation to commemorate those soldiers who sacrificed a great deal for their country. Ceremonies will be held on state and local levels throughout the country culminating with a proclamation from the President on Capitol Hill. The observance is one of six days throughout the year which Congress has mandated the flying of the National League of Families' POW/MIA flag. The flag is to be flown at major military instillations, national cemeteries, Post Offices, VA medical facilities, the World War II memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the official offices of the secretaries of state, defense and veterans affairs, the director of the selective service system and the White House.