In the United States, National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed annually on the third Friday in September. It honors those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. The Palm Springs Air Museum remembers all those who made these sacrifices for our freedoms by joining together the people who proudly wore the Vietnam POW bracelets and the military members for whom they wore the bracelets. Join us for an evening of stories, first meetings, happiness, tears, and remembrance for all who gave so much.
POWs and POW/MIA families receive free admission.
$15 – members; $20 – non-members. Masks and social distancing recommended.
5 PM – Check In
5:30 PM – National Anthem and Prayer Service
6 PM – FEATURED SPEAKER: US Navy Captain Steve “Shep” Shepard, an intelligence officer who recently retired after 31 years of service. Capt. Shepard was a Vietnam analyst with the Defense POW / MIA Office from 1993 – 1996 who traveled to Laos/Vietnam/Cambodia to assist in MIA recovery efforts.
6:30 PM – Social gathering – refreshments from LULU Catering)
Attire – Evening Casual (Men – shirt & slacks) (Ladies – something cool)