National POW/MIA Recognition Day
September 15, 2000
. . . "Lest we Forget". . .
The somber black tones of the poster symbolize the darkness in our lives from those taken from us ... those who are missing.

The black background with white border brings to mind the stark black POW/MIA flag.
In the upper left-hand corner is the missing American. This is our loved one, our son, our father, our brother. He is not with us. He is missing. He is always with us.

The jet aircraft are flying the traditional "missing man" formation. Their comrade is not with them. They know that someday, they will all be able to say "three’s in".

The telegram symbolizes the link to the families of our missing ... those who have for so long ... sought answers.

"LEST WE FORGET" is simply a reminder to all who love America, that our loved ones will always be with us ... our commitment to them will never be forgotten!

The serviceman in the foreground symbolizes the soldier, sailor, airman or Marine who wears the military uniform today.Our commitment to them is firm. Our nation’s obligation to them is steadfast. We will never forget their service, nor their sacrifice.

Seal: Department of Veteran's Affairs
Seal: Department of Defense

Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office

National POW/MIA Recognition Day
September 15, 2000