The POW/MIA Flag arrived on Monday, 5 FEB 2018, from New Mexico to American Veterans Hawaii.
Day One (6 FEB 2018): tour began visiting significant sites on Oahu with the POW flag at the Ewa Plain Battlefield, World War II Revetment District, Barbers Point Naval Air Station, Ewa Fields and ended at the USS Missouri (BB-63) Battleship.
Day Two (7 FEB 2018): tour began with the POW flag being raised over the Hawaii State Capitol, then to the USS Arizona Memorial, Fort Shafter, Wheeler Army Air Field and ended at Schofield Barracks.
Day Three (8 FEB 2018): the final stop was 0900 on Thursday, 8 FEB 2018, at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) with the great men and women, military and DOD civilians alike, whose mission it is to conduct the global search and recovery of our Nation’s POW/MIAs. At 1000, the POW/MIA flag continued its journey to Conway, Arkansas, back to CONUS.
Over 83,000 service members are still Missing in Action (MIA). Our goal is to keep the focus on all our POW/MIAs until they are all accounted for.
VIETNAM POW/MIA MEMORIAL PATCH
ALOHA MY BROTHERS, SISTERS AND FRIENDS!
THIS PATCH IS TO REMEMBER OUR POW/MIAs
THE USE OF PETROGLYPHS, BARBWIRE AND THE VIETNAMESE FLAG SYMBOLIZE OUR PLIGHT TO NEVER FORGET THEM!!!
MEANING OF THE SYMBOLS:
LINE 1: POW/MIAs
LINE 2: VIETNAM
LINE 3: UNFORGIVABLE
THE BARBWIRE TIES IT ALL TOGETHER
WE ARE NOT UNFORGIVING; IT IS UNFORGIVABLE THAT WE STILL DON’T KNOW HOW MANY POWs AND MIAs ARE UNACCOUNTABLE FOR!