86R23070 BK-D
  By: Price H.R. No. 2134
         WHEREAS, The third Friday of September is set aside each year
  for the observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, and Texans
  across the state are marking this occasion on September 18, 2020;
         WHEREAS, In 1979, the United States Congress first passed a
  resolution naming July 18 as National POW/MIA Recognition Day to
  honor prisoners of war and members of the military still missing in
  action; the date was changed in 1986, and now each year on the
  designated day, the black and white POW/MIA flag is flown over the
  White House, the U.S. Capitol, and military installations, among
  other sites, to symbolize our nation's commitment to resolving as
  fully as possible the fate of individuals who did not return from
  the battlefield; and
         WHEREAS, This solemn event reminds all citizens that the true
  cost of war extends far beyond the end of conflict; tens of
  thousands of people are still considered missing in action or
  unaccounted for from World War II, and thousands more from the wars
  that followed; families continue to suffer from the tragic absence
  of their loved ones and from the emotional burdens caused by a lack
  of closure; and
         WHEREAS, Today and every day, we acknowledge our profound
  debt of gratitude to the brave men and women who have served so
  selflessly in our name, and we express our deep appreciation for the
  tremendous sacrifices made by military families; the nation remains
  steadfast in its determination to recover missing Americans, and
  this mission is not accomplished until all are returned safely to
  our shores or a full accounting of their fate is provided; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby commemorate September 18, 2020, as National
  POW/MIA Recognition Day and assure the families of prisoners of war
  and those still missing in action that their loved ones are not