NPCC marks National POW/MIA Recognition Day

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP-TV Millions across the country are remembering veterans who were held held captive or remain missing.

North Platte Community College hosts POW/MIA remembrance ceremony. (Source: Beatriz Reyna/KNOP-TV)

National POW/MIA Recognition Day is Sept. 20, an observance to remember the service of veterans who were taken prisoner or remain missing.

A similar ceremony was held Friday in North Platte. The ceremony was organized by the Veterans Services Group at North Platte Community College.

"Whatever they endured, whether it was front lines or whether they were support in a foreign country, they are still taken away from their family and friends," said Mid-Plains Community College Area Dean of Student Life Dr. Brian Obert. "We want to make sure that we acknowledge their sacrifices and this is our small way of doing that."

The American Legion calculates more than 82,000 Americans remain missing from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the Gulf War and other conflicts.