On Saturday, September 21, the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia will participate in National POW/MIA Recognition Day which seeks to support the missing Americans who have never been accounted for from American wars. The day seeks to help families find out whether their loved ones are still missing, still alive or dead. Theare are some 73,000 service personnel still unaccounted for from World War II alone.Featured speaker at the event will be Adrian Cronauer who was an Air Force disc jockey on Armed Forces Radio Saigon. Cronauer returned to work as a broadcaster and later practiced law and was appointed by President George W. Bush as Special Assistant to the Director of the Pentagon’s POW/MIA Office. Cronauer was portrayed by Robin Williams in the movie, “Good Morning, Vietnam!”
Cronauer’s speech, entitled “Accounting for America’s Heroes” will focus on POW/MIA issues.
Read more about the event: National D-Day Memorial Honors POWs/MIAs