Remembering the First Release of POWs

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February 12th marked the 44th anniversary of the first release of American Prisoners of War, POWs, in Vietnam.

Vietnam Veterans of America continues to be instrumental in recognizing the issues surrounding POW/MIAs and in identifying the remains and possessions of soldiers through the Veterans Initiative.

The Veterans Initiative encourages the sharing of information veteran-to-veteran between the US and Vietnam in an effort to resolve MIA cases.

On the local level, chapters have in engaged in activities such as parades, presentations of Empty Chairs, erecting memorials, and other ways of remembering their fellow comrades who never came home.




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