Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 19, 2014
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation, a nonprofit veterans service organization that provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom, is calling on Americans to remember those who were held as a prisoner-of-war, and those who never returned from battle.
Friday, September 19, is POW/MIA Recognition Day, an annual commemoration of the more than 88,000 who never returned from battle, dating back to World War II. This day was established by Congress in 1998 and is one of six days the POW/MIA flag should be flown.
DVNF, in a blog post, reminded readers that this day is important for the recognition of missing service members and their families. In addition, it is also a reminder to all current members of the armed forces that this day is an embodiment of what every service member needs to know when he or she joins the armed forces; danger lurks, but no matter what happens, they will not be left behind or forgotten.
“I can’t imagine the fear of being held captive by an enemy, nor the pain that families feel with the uncertainty of a loved one’s fate,” said DVNF CEO, Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.). “That is why it is so very important that we continue to keep those missing in our hearts, because their sacrifice is our obligation to remember, and to never forget.”
The organization also encourages its supporters to share a story of a veteran in their life with others, so that more people will appreciate just how much the men and women of our armed forces sacrifice on our behalf.
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.
We achieve this mission by:
Providing personalized counseling to assist veterans in navigating the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service.
Offering direct financial support to veterans and other veteran organizations to address the issues that align with the DVNF mission.
Providing supplemental assistance through the Health & Comfort program and Empowerment Webinars.
Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community.
For more, go to http://www.dvnf.org.