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The Department of Defense's
Office of Commenmoration of the Vietnam War,
the National League of POW/MIA Families,
and JPAC: Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command
have been presented with the NOT FORGOTTEN documentary project, and have kindly offered us their knowledge, advice and support, which is greatly appreciated.

We are also connecting with other groups mentioned below and invite you to find out more about all these organizations that work tirelessly behind the scenes and those that encourage
awareness and support of POW/MIA families

 
     
The DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Office of Commemoration of the Vietnam War
DOD-Office of Commemoration

In Accordance With Public Law 110-181 SEC.598; the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act authorized the Secretary of Defense to conduct a program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

We invite you to visit their very informative website www.vietnamwar50th.com to find out more about their events, educational resources and programs.

To view their poster of their Objectives

To view their poster of Vietnam War Statistics

On the right, Chris receives a Certificate of Honor from LTG (Ret) Claude M. Kicklighter who in subsequent weeks invited Chris to perform on their DOD float at the Veteran's Day Parade in New York on November 11th.


Chris and LTG Kicklighter  
   

THE NATIONAL LEAGUE of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia was incorporated in the District of Columbia on May 28, 1970. Voting membership is comprised of wives, children, parents, siblings and other close relatives of Americans who were or are listed as Prisoners of War (POW), Missing in Action (MIA), Killed in Action/Body not Recovered (KIA/BNR) and returned American Vietnam War POWs.

http://www.pow-miafamilies.org


National League  

The League’s sole purpose is to obtain the release of all prisoners, the fullest possible accounting for the missing and repatriation of all recoverable remains of those who died serving our nation during the Vietnam War.

     

JPAC: Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command Their mission is to conduct global search, recovery and laboratory operations to identify unaccounted-for Americans from past conflicts in order to support the Department of Defense’s personnel accounting efforts.
Employing nearly 500 joint military and civilian personnel, JPAC spans the globe in search of unaccounted-for Americans. Personnel from JPAC, along with other U.S. and foreign specialists, conduct research, investigations, and recovery operations to identify remains of Americans unaccounted-for from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War. The accounting process is organized into the following areas: research and analysis, investigation and recovery, and identifications.
http://www.jpac.pacom.mil


JPAC  
     

ROLLING THUNDER, INC. members are old and young, men and women, veterans and non-veterans.  All are united in the cause to bring full accountability for the Prisoners of War-Missing In Action (POW/MIA) of all wars, reminding the government, the media and the public by our watchwords: “We Will Not Forget."

On Memorial Day weekend in 1988, approximately 2,500 motorcycles from all over the country converged on Washington, D.C., to demand from our leaders a full accounting of all POW/MIA’s.

Read more of their story, mission and events at:
http://www.rollingthunder1.com





Rolling-Thunder
     

AMERICAN GOLD STAR MOTHERS, as its name implies, is an organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country.  If you have lost your child in service of the country and would like the community of others in your situation, they invite you to join them. 
http://www.goldstarmoms.com


Gold Star Mothers  

Honor-Release-Return, Inc. Their mission is to work for the repatriation of live American Prisoners of War in any form of captivity world-wide.

For further details: www.honorreleasereturn.com

THE RIDE HOME began in 2002 as a retreat and rededication.  Their goal each year is to invite, as their guests, former POWs and MIA family members, offering a recognition commensurate with their extraordinary courage and valor, to increase the number of participants paying tribute, and to increase public awareness and commitment that “we will never forget".

For further details: www.theridehome.com


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