By Nick Simeone
DoD News, Defense Media Activity
A solemn ceremony was held today on the Pentagon’s River Parade Field to mark POW/MIA Recognition Day, an annual event that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called a reminder that the nation will do whatever it takes to recover every service member and identify the remains of all those still missing from past conflicts.
“Today, we are thankful that there are no U.S. troops being held anywhere in captivity,” Hagel told an invited audience in the warmth of a late summer morning that included the families of former prisoners of war and those still listed as missing in action. “We know that there are still tens of thousands of fallen Americans who remain missing from many wars. We must continue to work hard to bring all of our missing Americans home.”Read More