The POW*MIA flag stating 'You are not forgotten.'September 18 is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. This recognition has occured annually on the third Friday in September since 2013. Let us remember the thousands of service personnel who remain unaccounted, America’s Prisoners of War and Missing in Action.

CLICK HERE to read my imagining in VietNow National Magazine of what it must be like to be one of them.

Let’s also send thoughts of harmony into the world, especially on September 21, which is the annual International Day of Peace. This recognition started in 1981 when the United Nations created a day “devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.”peace They suggest getting involved in events happening on that day, or doing something as simple as lighting a candle at noon, sitting in silent meditation, or doing a good deed. Every person can make a difference, one peaceful thought or action at a time.

Maybe if everybody does that and we achieve peace, then no more soldiers will go to war and maybe never come home.