Battleship Texas honors POW-MIA Day

September 18, 2009 2:56:33 PM PDT
The Battleship Texas Friday hosted an event to commemorate POW-MIA Day. Mayors from the Houston port region and the Battleship Texas Foundation used the event to honor several state legislators. Those lawmakers have worked to keep the Battleship Texas at the San Jacinto Battleground state historic site. The Battleship Texas became the first battleship memorial museum in the U.S. in 1948.

National POW-MIA Day is recognized on the third Friday of September. The day honors the sacrifices made by America's prisoners of war and those troops still missing in action. It's also is one of six days specified by law on which the black POW-MIA flag is flown over federal facilities, cemeteries and military installations.

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