Friday, September 21, 2007

POW/MIA Remembrance Day

I wanted to remind everyone to take a moment to reflect on the servicemembers who gave of their own life and liberty to preserve ours. At Whittier Law School yesterday, we displayed a memorial commemorating those who were taken held as Prisoners of War, and those who never came home. The sacrifices of a few preserve the freedom of many.

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  1. POW/MIA Remembrance Day
    (Third Friday of September)

    Thousands are still missing
    From those Wars of the past
    Slowly, some are coming home
    To grieving Families, at last.

    Some found in unmarked graves
    On foreign lands across the sea
    With the science of DNA
    To reveal, their true identity.

    JPAC was formed to find them
    Around fourteen hundred, to date
    And for loved ones seeking closure
    It surely, never is, too late.

    They think, forty thousand left
    They might be able to recover
    As they follow leads and tips
    From, one country to another.

    Some remains, may be lost forever
    Like those Heroes, resting in the Deep
    But, to bring those others home
    Is a solemn promise, we must keep.

    It’s a very noble thing they do
    As, they go, and search, and find
    Those, who died for our Country
    For, we must, leave no one behind.

    Every year we have a special day
    To, remember those still lost
    To, renew that promise to them
    No matter what, it may cost.

    Del "Abe" Jones