Today we were honored on the Courthouse Green in Tappahannock to hear from Debra Anderson, a MIA daughter of Col. Robert D. Anderson, Air Force.  Col. Anderson was shot down on Oct. 6, 1972.  You can read about their story at and at

Today is POW/MIA Recognition Day. This annual event honors our missing service members and their families, and highlights the government’s commitment to account for them.  Across the country, local POW/MIA ceremonies are encouraged throughout POW/MIA Recognition Week, culminating with countless events and the national ceremony in Washington, DC, on Recognition Day.  Support for these missing Americans and their families is deeply felt.  America’s POW/MIAs should be honored and recognized, rather than memorialized, with the focus on continuing commitment to account as fully as possible for those still missing.  Strong, united support by the American people is crucial to achieving concrete answers.