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Governor McCrory Commemorates POW/MIA Recognition Day

News Release:

    Raleigh, NC – Governor Pat McCrory ordered the POW/MIA flag flown above the state capitol in commemoration of National POW/MIA Day.

    "We must continue our commitment to resolve the fate of those Americans who continue to be unaccounted for while serving our nation," Governor McCrory said, "Let us keep them and their families in our thoughts and prayers as well as the men and women assigned to the Defense Prisoner of War and Missing Personnel Office who are dedicating their professional lives to bringing every service person home."

    According to the Defense Prisoner of War and Missing Personnel Office, which is attached to the Department of Defense, more than 83,000 Americans are missing from World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Vietnam War and the 1991 Gulf War.

    Governor McCrory proclaimed September 19, 2014 as POW/MIA Recognition Day in North Carolina. Read the full proclamation here.

  • Contact: Crystal Feldman


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