National League of POW/MIA Families

National League of POW/MIA Families "When one American is not worth the effort to be found, we as Americans have lost" The National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia was incorporated in the District of Columbia on May 28, 1970.

Voting membership is comprised of the wives, children, parents, siblings and other close relatives of Americans who were or are listed as prisoners of war, missing in action, killed in action/body not recovered and returned Vietnam War U.S. POWs. Associate membership is comprised of extended family relatives of POW/MIAs who do not meet voting membership requirements, veterans and other concerned citizens. The League is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501[c]3 (FEIN #23-7071242), humanitarian organization, financed by contributions from the families, veterans and other concerned Americans. The League is nationally eligible for Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) donations, #10218

Mission: The League’s sole purpose is to obtain the release of all prisoners, the fullest possible accounting for the missing and repatriation of all recoverable remains of those who died serving our nation during the Vietnam War in Southeast Asia.

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A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Mr. Kelly K. McKeague, Director of the Defense POW / MIA Accounti...

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Mr. Kelly K. McKeague, Director of the Defense POW / MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), and LTG Robert P. Ashley, Jr. (USA), Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), on September 17th, 2020. This MOU formalizes cooperation on POW/MIA matters between both agencies. The DIA Stony Beach team focuses solely on Vietnam War POW/MIA accounting efforts.

(Photographs by Myles Scrinopskie, DIA Public Affairs)
Why we remember

“On Earth as it is heaven.” It engulfed his mind as he stood there dirty, hungry and in pain. He struggled to hold his hands up against the wall. His knees shook as he spread his feet wide and tried with everything inside of him not to move a muscle, as he had just learned moments before moving ...

The Hill AFB commemoration ceremony featured guest speaker Mark Stephensen, League Vice Chairman of the Board. The cerem...
Team Hill honors POW/MIA Recognition Day

The Hill AFB commemoration ceremony featured guest speaker Mark Stephensen, League Vice Chairman of the Board. The ceremony can be viewed at

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — In honor of POW/MIA Recognition Day on Sept. 18, Airmen from Team Hill participated in a 24-hour vigil run and a commemoration ceremony.

Support the League by becoming a member! Dues are only 25/yr and anyone can join. Learn more about the different members...

Support the League by becoming a member! Dues are only 25/yr and anyone can join. Learn more about the different memberships and sign up at

Membership to the National League of POW/MIA Families is open to all! Dues for one year are $25 and can be paid by check, money order, or online, and should be sent to the national office by the...

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

In case you missed it: The virtual commemoration for National POW/MIA Recognition Day can be viewed online. Hear the tributes, personal messages, and stories honoring those who were prisoners of war and those who remain missing and unaccounted for. Watch it here.

Message from DPAA Director Kelly McKeague

Watch this short video from Defense POW / MIA Accounting Agency Director Kelly McKeague on the importance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

“Each year, on the third Friday in September, our nation commemorates National POW/MIA Recognition Day,” said Kelly McKeague, DPAA’s Director.…


Did you host or attend a National POW/MIA Recognition Day event? If so, please send any photos our way! We would love to feature pictures of the ceremonies and support of our POW/MIAs in your community. Please send your photos to the League page with a brief description of the event, location, and date. Spread the word to your family and friends!

The VFW Will Always Remember
The VFW Will Always Remember

The VFW Will Always Remember

On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, the Veterans of Foreign Wars emphasizes the gravity of honoring and remembering the more than 140,000 former American prisoners of war and nearly 82,000 service members who remain missing and unaccounted-for.

The American Legion National Headquarters

The American Legion National Headquarters

Latest update from National Commander Oxford.
Dear American Legion Family,
There are nearly 82,000 American servicemembers listed as missing in action or unaccounted for. The American Legion will always advocate for a full accounting of those whose remains can be found. We will also never forget the sacrifice and service of American prisoners of war and the many who died in captivity.
Today is #POWMIARecognitionDay, although The American Legion observes the service of these heroes at all of our official meetings. Our friends at the Defense POW/ MIA Accounting Agency work tirelessly to locate, identify and repatriate the remains of America’s fallen but not forgotten heroes. DPAA, like The American Legion, realizes that these veterans and their families are owed no less.
Bill Oxford
National Commander

Defense POW / MIA Accounting Agency

Defense POW / MIA Accounting Agency

LIVE: Deputy Defense Secretary David L. Norquist delivers the keynote address at the annual POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony in Washington.


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