POW/MIA Recognition Day throughout the State of Maine
Governor Paul R. LePage has signed a proclamation to designate Friday, September 21, 2012 as POW/MIA Recognition Day throughout the State of Maine. In issuing the proclamation, Governor LePage encouraged Maine residents to thank veterans in the families and communities, and to be mindful of the extraordinary sacrifice of those who have served in the military.
“We are indebted to thousands of veterans from Maine who risked their lives, and served our nation with courage and distinction,” Governor LePage commented. “They fought to preserve freedom and their contributions are enduring. Some became prisoners of war and hundreds remain missing in action.”
In issuing the POW/MIA Recognition Day proclamation, LePage emphasized that more than 500 service members from Maine are still unaccounted for. He stressed that all of those individuals are forever remembered and none have been forgotten.
“We can never forget that hundreds of our neighbors never returned,” Governor LePage added. “Time will not diminish the contributions of our POW/MIA heroes, and we will always be grateful for their selfless service.”