Some people wonder why I have a POW/MIA ribbon on my car.
I guess I’m not the typical person they expect to see sporting one. Not that there is a typical, but I tend to be a little younger and more female than most of the other people I see with them displayed on their cars.
Well, in short, I was born in the 1960’s and the war was a normal part of my childhood. It was all over the evening news and practically everyone I went to school with knew someone or was related to someone that was serving in Vietnam.
In elementary school we wore POW/MIA bracelets that had the name of a single soldier that was MIA or a POW, their rank and the day they were lost. It was a way to bring awareness to their situation and support for their families.
Do you know there are still over 1,700 people unaccounted for from the Vietnam war?
My oldest brother who served in Korea always had a POW/MIA flag on the back of his motorcycle. After he died a few years ago, I decided to carry on the tradition for him. Just seemed like the natural thing to do.
If you are interested in the history of the POW/MIA bracelets and information on the Vietnam Veterans Wall, please click on the button below.
And if your town is having a Veteran’s Day parade, take time out of your day and show your support to all that served our country.