PUBLIC LAW 100-102—AUG. 18, 1987
101 STAT. 719
Public Law 100-102 100th Congress Joint Resolution To designate September 18, 1987, as "National POW/MIA Recognition Day".
Whereas the United States has fought in many wars; Whereas thousands of Americans who served in such wars were captured by the enemy or are missing in action; Whereas many American prisoners of war were subjected to brutal and inhuman treatment by their enemy captors in violation of international codes and customs for the treatment of prisoners of war and many prisoners of war died from such treatment; Whereas many Americans are still listed as missing and unaccounted for and the uncertainty surrounding their fates has caused their families to suffer acute hardship; and Whereas the sacrifices of American prisoners of war and Americans missing in action and their families are deserving of national recognition: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That September 18, 1987, shall be designated as "National POW/MIA Recognition Day", and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Approved August 18, 1987.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 49: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 133 (1987): Mar. 24, considered and passed Senate. Aug. 6, considered and passed House.
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