LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - September 16 is the annual National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day. The day is used to honor those who were held captive during war and to remember those who never returned home.
At the State Capitol, a ceremony was held for those servicemen and woman and their families. Patti Mullins received her father's Prisoner of War medal at the ceremony. He was captured during World War II but would later return to the U.S. and worked with the Newport School District.
"He was so important and special. He loved his country and he loved Newport so much that he would be so honored today," Mullins said.
Accoring to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, more than 83,000 Americans remaining missing from some of our past conflicts which include World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.