NO ONE LEFT BEHINDNO ONE FORGOTTEN
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“While we can debate the rights and wrongs of war, what is not open to debate is what these men and women did for their country. This country called, and they answered that call, and many did not return.
People ask why this is important, it’s important because this country sent men and women into harms way and made them a promise. The promise was that they would be returned and it is a promise made not just by our government and our military, it was a promise made by each individual American. Each one of these men and women were somebody’s father or mother, they were somebody’s brother or sister, they were somebody’s husband or wife. All of us are those mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, brothers and sisters. That makes the promise we made to them one husband or wife to another, one mother or father to another, one brother or sister to another, and this is a promise that we’re determined to keep.” – Joint POW-MIA Accounting Command
The Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum will be a part of this promise, a part of that commitment with which we have been entrusted. A commitment through which our fellow Americans will be able to see and understand – a promise made, and a promise kept.
Join us May 11, 2021 for Lt. Michael Blassie Day
Shot down near An Loc, South Vietnam, Lt. Michael Blassie went Missing in Action on May 11, 1972. For fourteen years, from 1984 through 1998 Mike’s remains rested in the Vietnam War Tomb of the Unknown at Arlington National Cemetery representing all of our Missing from that war.
Please join us on May 11, 2021 at 7 pm CT as we remember Mike and pay homage to our Fallen and Missing in a very special virtual event. The event will feature Governor Mike Parson who will join us to officially proclaim May 11 as Lt. Michael Blassie Day, along with stories from Mike’s sister, Col. (Ret) Patricia S. Blassie, USAF and seven of Mike’s classmates from the United States Air Force Academy Class of 1970.