National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Pacific Paratrooper

Today observances will be held on military installations, ships at sea, state capitols, schools and veteran’s facilities.  This is one of six days throughout the year that Congress mandates the flying of the National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag.  The flag will be flown at major military installations, national cemeteries, all post offices, VA medical facilities, and the WWII, Korean and Vietnam War Veterans memorials.

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“My Friend”

by Shorty Estabrook

B/19/24

I lost my friend along the way
To this place that I call now.
I didn’t want to lose my friend,
But I did and don’t know how.
 
I remember how he looked at me
As I laid him down to rest,
When he said, “I can’t go on, old pal;
You’ve seen me at my very best.”
 
“So, leave me now and go your way
And when your journey ends,
Remember me beside the…

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