Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Friday as “POW/MIA Recognition Day."
“While we are grateful to all of those who have served our nation, this day is designated to remember and recognize the sacrifices endured by those members of the armed forces of the United States who were held as prisoners of war or remain missing in action,” Daugaard said in a news release. “The state of South Dakota continues to support efforts to account for every service member classified as missing in action.”
Larry Zimmerman, secretary of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, encourages all South Dakotans to set aside time Friday to honor POW/MIAs, as well as those engaged in conflicts today.
“In their service to our country, former prisoners of war and those missing in action have sacrificed mightily to maintain the promise of liberty that we hold dear,” Zimmerman said.