Tara Lynn Johnson

Writer – Photographer – Tea Drinker

You are not forgotten

The POW*MIA flag stating 'You are not forgotten.'Saturday is Armed Forces Day, instituted in 1949 as a way to honor those who serve in all branches of the military. In doing so, people should recognize and remember those whose whereabouts are not known (or not publicly shared). The POW/MIA issue goes on, especially for those whose loved ones are not accounted for.

I wrote a creative piece in which I imagined what it would be like to be one of the POW/MIA.

I also imagined what it must be like to be a family member. Having interviewed people who have lived with that uncertainty, it wasn’t too difficult to imagine standing in the shoes of the missing or those left to wonder.

I’m proud to say that the piece I wrote was published in the Spring 2015 issue of VietNow National Magazine. Click here: It would be easier to be dead (do the POWs know that they ‘are not forgotten’?)

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  1. Lynda Johnson

    Powerful article. Thank you.

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