More than 80,000 United States military service members are still missing in action, including six who served in the Iraq War. There have been 140,000 U.S. prisoners of war since World War I. One remains in captivity.
A small group of service members gathered to pay homage to their imprisoned and missing comrades, leaving an empty chair and place setting for those lost, but not forgotten.
Members from each branch of the United States military took part in the annual POW MIA Remembrance Ceremony, which took place, as it does every third Friday of September, at the Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard & Airmen’s Club in Midtown.