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National POW/MIA Recognition Day

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Thompson, 56th Fighter Wing command chief, addresses the audience at the annual POW/MIA 24-hour vigil run opening ceremony Sept. 19, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The ceremony was held to honor those who are still listed as missing in action or were prisoners of war. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Airmen from the 56th Maintenance Group honor former prisoners of war and those listed as missing in action during a 24-hour vigil run Sept. 20, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. During the event, Airmen ran for a 24-hour period while holding a POW/MIA flag as part of National POW/MIA Recognition Day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob Wongwai)

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Airmen from the 56th Fighter Wing run during a POW/MIA 24-hour vigil run Sept. 20, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. During the run, Airmen rotated every 30 minutes to ensure the POW/MIA flag remained in motion for the entirety of the event, which was in honor of the National POW/MIA Recognition Day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob Wongwai)

Col. Scott Walker, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, addresses the audience at the annual POW/MIA vigil run opening ceremony Sept. 19, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Col. Scott Walker, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, addresses the audience at the annual POW/MIA vigil run opening ceremony Sept. 19, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. During the event, Airmen ran in continuous shifts for 24 hours while holding the POW/MIA flag to honor prisoners of war and service members who are missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Thompson, 56th Fighter Wing command chief, addresses the audience at the annual POW/MIA 24-hour vigil run opening ceremony Sept. 19, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The ceremony was held to honor those who are still listed as missing in action or were prisoners of war. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)