Last week, President Bush declared Sept. 21, as National POW/MIA Recognition Day.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Friday, September 21, 2007, as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. I call upon the people of the United States to join me in honoring and remembering all former American prisoners of war and those missing in action who valiantly served our great country.
Saturday, a group of riders turned out for the 1st Annual Greater NW Arkansas, POW/MIA Tribute Ride and Drive. The Ride started at the NWA Mall and ended at the Rogers VFW Post 3031. The Ride was sponsored by the National Ghost Rider Association.
Co-founder James Bailey said "We have not forgotten, they will not be forgotten. Because of their service to our country we can be free." James said "The riders and drivers purpose today is to be a living memorial to those who gave all."
A special group of patriots: those who have been prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. We are forever in their debt. Their courage, sacrifice and dedication has preserved our freedom.