National POW/MIA Recognition Day Observed on September 16th

September 13th 2016 BOSTON- Representative David K. Muradian, Jr. (R-Grafton), is proud to announce that Friday, September 16, 2016 will be observed as National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day is observed every year on the third Friday of September. For years we have dedicated this day to honoring the missing men and women who have fought for our country along with their families who suffer as well. Throughout the nation, numerous ceremonies and vigils are held in cities and towns during POW/MIA Recognition Week.

I encourage everyone to take a moment on September 16th and honor the brave men and women who have fought for the freedoms we have in this country, said Representative Muradian. It is important to recognize the sacrifice our service members and their families make to protect the lives of others. 

The annual vigil hosted by the Blackstone Valley Veteran Association and the Alfred F. Seagrave Chapter 116 of the Disabled American Veterans will be held this weekend at Veterans Hall on Hill Street. Everyone is welcome to attend a candle light vigil beginning at 7:00pm on Saturday, September 17th. During this time, the names of all Prisoners of War from the Vietnam War will be read as well as all those still considered Missing in Action. 

Any constituent who wishes to speak to Representative Muradian or his staff are urged to please call (617) 722-2240 or e-mail at

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