To the Editor:

Sept. 21 is National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

It is a day set aside annually to honor our unrecovered prisoners of war, those still missing in action, and their families, who still await news of the fate of their loved ones.

There are unrecovered prisoners of war from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, for which there has yet to be an accounting.

The Taliban in Afghanistan has held a young man, Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl, prisoner since 2009. He has been the subject of five videos and is reported to have escaped for a brief period of time late last year before being recaptured.

The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall will be at Rogers Park in Danbury from Sept. 21 to Sept. 23. There will be a special remembrance of our POW/MIAs during the candlelight service at the apex of the wall Sept. 21 at 8 p.m.

We hope you will join us as we pause, reflect and honor our unrecovered POWs and their families.

We continue to believe an international no-fault policy is the best means to resolve one of our nation's greatest tragedies.

Kathy Shemeley

President

POW/MIA CT