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Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty..." - JFK in 

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POW/MIA Prayer
 POW/MIA PRAYER Father, Your own Son was a prisoner, Condemned, he died for us.   Victorious, he returned to bring us the gift of Life Everlasting.   Comfort us now in our longing for the return of the Prisoners Of War and those Missing In Action.   Help us Father~ Inspire us to remove the obstacles.   Give courage to those who know the truth to speak out.   Grant wisdom to the negotiators, and compassion to the jailors.   Inspire the media to speak out as loudly as they have in the past.   Protect those who seek in secret and help them succeed.   Show us the tools to do Your will.   Guard and bless those in captivity, their families, and those who work for their release.   Let them come home soon.   Thank You Father. Amen.   ~Author Unknown~   http://besleyfamily.com/POW_MIA.html ... [read more]

A day to remember: POW/MIA Day honored with breakfast, memorial dedication
 TINKER AIR FORCE BASE -- It was a morning to remember, grieve and honor the nation's prisoners of war and those who are or were missing in action.     In correlation with National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Tinker held a breakfast and memorial dedication service honoring the captured and lost on Sept. 21. More than 350 guests attended the two Tinker ceremonies.     "I was really honored," said Chief Master Sgt. Roddy Hartsook, Tinker Chief's Group committee chairperson, which sponsored the breakfast. "Some true heroes were in our midst."     The first event, a breakfast at the Tinker Club, was attended by more than 330 people, including former POWs and the mother of a recently recovered MIA soldier's remains. Guests were also joined by the memory of 46 MIA military members as each table had one seat left open for a MIA member placard. Of the 46 empty seats, 42 were Oklahomans.     "The entire event went off ... [read more]