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    National POW/MIA Recognition Day

    Sep 18, 2014 3:29:34 PM Mikenzi Phillips


    Patriotism is a word that every American holds close to our hearts. Regardless as to whether we all agree or disagree with the actions taken by our government during these turbulent times, we never fail to show appreciation for those who have been commissioned with defending and serving our Nation and its adoring people.

    Among these selfless few, there are those who went above and beyond the call of duty; those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and whose brave families and friends deserve our attention and undying gratitude for their courage and strength in the face of tragedy no one should ever have to face.

    Our congress's appreciation of these men and women made it so that in 1979(the third Friday of September) was commemorated as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. This day of reverence was established to help set aside particular time to express gratitude for these men and women who are no less than heroes. This year the aformentioned holiday falls on September 19th. It is a day where we as a nation, take the time to show reverence to those who we are honored enough to call our armed forces.

    Most of us can agree that heroes are those who do the right thing no matter how frightening or difficult the task; they are those who sacrifice their well-being for the greater good of others. Our men and women in uniform are heroes every single day. It is never too early or late to show our gratitude to our heroes, so let us come together now and say thank you to the families of those who are reported as MIA and the survivors of POW camps who have made it home to us.

    Yes, the topic that we now address is somber, but it does not mean that we should not think about it. While this holiday is more about remembrance than celebration in the form of food and balloons, it helps remind all of us to be thankful and celebrate what we have, and who we are blessed to share it with.

    Our company supports our troops no matter what; we support their efforts, their struggles, and their triumphs. There are times when we don’t need to hang up banners or set the table in order to pay homage to our heroes. Sometimes, all it takes is just one moment out of our hectic day to never forget.

    This post is to say THANK YOU. 

    There are those in our Fineline team that know what it is like to have a loved one who made the aformentioned sacrifices; they have been fortunate enough to have their veteran return, and know that the opportunity should never be missed to take the time and express love and respect for all of the families who have been touched by similar circumstances.

    Thank you for your service. Thank you for the service of your family. Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you for your family’s sacrifice.  We will never forget.



    They shall not grow old, As we that are left grow old.

    Age shall not weary them, Nor the years condemn.

    At the going down of the sun, And in the morning,

    We will remember them.


    Lest We Forget.” - Unknown

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