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  • International Peace Day

    9/21/2017 4:50:26 AM, by ADKISTLER

    International Peace Day Date When Celebrated : Always September 21 st International Peace Day seeks a global cessation of violence and war. Each year on this day, celebrations are held in hundreds of countries, all with the same goal in mind....to stop war and violence. Created and s... Read more

  • Thursday

    9/21/2017 1:59:15 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Sending prayers blessing and joy and light to all those in need hugs... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation

    9/21/2017 1:43:58 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I welcome change. I drive change." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@Sail7.com... Read more

  • Still Having Trouble With Bi

    9/21/2017 1:26:04 AM, by FRAN0426

    I was waiting to blog about how my Bi-pap machine is working, but will get those of you interested up to date. I was to see the Pulmonary Specialist this Tuesday but the appointment has gotten changed to October 11th. Went back to see one of the pulmonary helpers for adjustment last Wednesday as I... Read more

  • So Many Moments Like This

    9/21/2017 12:42:48 AM, by IDICEM

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  • trying something new...but old

    9/20/2017 11:54:18 PM, by MARJIJANE

    I went to my first WW meeting today... their website is rough to follow... points killed me today and the week will b long, since I have NONE left, not even weekly points!!!!.. but I still have 300 calories for today on SP 198 left if I want a snack...Yikes!!!... Read more

  • We have new vehicles!

    9/20/2017 11:43:56 PM, by TERRI289

    I got a Crosstrek and Steve got a Silverado..more tomorrow!... Read more

  • Confessions on an Over Eater with a Cat

    9/20/2017 3:51:14 PM, by ORTATK

    Cat is cat and day to day does not change to much. I do miss old cat. The only time she snuggles with me know is late at night. Had a very bad bout of IBS this morning. I am uncertain why. I did go out to teach my Grandson. I love being with him. We had fun and learned much. My stomach a... Read more

  • COURAGE

    9/20/2017 2:12:27 PM, by NANANEVERAGAIN

    Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice At the end of the day, that says "I'll try again tomorrow". unknown... Read more

  • Day 1592

    9/20/2017 1:10:05 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Surprisingly not as sore as I thought I might be. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Win!

    9/20/2017 12:31:10 PM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    Made tons of healthy choices yesterday and feeling good about things! I GOT THIS.... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 9/20/17

    9/20/2017 10:18:51 AM, by JVANAM

    Simply do your best. - don Miguel Ruiz... Read more

  • Grumpy...

    9/20/2017 9:35:13 AM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    Wondering why people can't get things done the way that they're supposed to? Or why things keep happening when it's unneccesary...... Read more

  • Undeniable

    9/20/2017 8:49:54 AM, by TOPAZ28

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  • Tough Love

    9/20/2017 7:32:22 AM, by VIRGINIAGIRL

    My September goal on one of my team's threads was to log my food everyday because I fell off that wagon a while back. This was my goal check in today, but I want to blog it so I can keep it as a reminder to myself. I am still struggling! What is wrong with me? I KNOW the important of tracking ... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    9/20/2017 7:21:50 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    198 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • 2 goals, 1 day.

    9/20/2017 5:21:23 AM, by CENTAURITIGER

    If you hadn't heard - the Northwest was ablaze with red-level air quality during the time of Hurricane Irma. We were safe from the fires, but the smoke seemed to want to treat the Treasure Valley as an open drain pipe. Nearly everyone up here had some sort of upper respiratory problem due to th... Read more

  • Reaching for the Higher Life

    9/20/2017 5:13:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's time to get up and reach for a better life, a higher life indeed! Making changes daily is now my creed. Every day I learn about my life in healthy ways These small changes that I make are what really pays. I know that I'm not perfect, but better I will be I'm losing the low life... Read more

  • National Pepperoni Pizza Day

    9/20/2017 4:58:28 AM, by ADKISTLER

    National Pepperoni Pizza Day Date When Celebrated : Always September 20th Today is National Pepperoni Pizza Day, a day to celebrate America's favorite variety of pizza.. Almost everybody loves pizza. It is so versatile. Pizza is eaten for breakfast (often cold), lunch, dinner and as ... Read more

  • Faltering

    9/20/2017 4:31:04 AM, by COURTENAYE

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  • Daily Inspiration

    9/20/2017 2:41:22 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Our opportunity is to love ourselves exactly as we are - with all our joys and sufferings. To be grateful for everything. To forgive ourselves for our doubts of our own worthiness - for we have no need to be anything other than what we are." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to j... Read more

  • I enjoyed these graphics

    9/20/2017 2:14:40 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • The meaning (s) of life

    9/20/2017 1:48:31 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Daily Inspiration

    9/20/2017 12:39:04 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " The path to happiness is forgiveness of everyone and gratitude for everything." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@Sail7.com... Read more

  • Yikes!

    9/20/2017 12:34:19 AM, by IDICEM

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  • 9/19/17

    9/19/2017 10:29:56 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Boy this was a horrible day. My good leg decided to do me wrong today. I don't know what happened. I woke up this morning with severe pains in my good knee. I made it through work barely. I am going to get my shots tomorrow, and I think I am going to insist that some new xrays are taken. I hop... Read more

  • Tumultuous Tuesday

    9/19/2017 8:38:28 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    Like Monday, today was filled with challenges at work. I survived the challenges and managed to accomplish several small goals despite all the chaos. I completed more paperwork and started work on the IEP I have to write for Friday. I did my lunch duty and this year the students are much... Read more

  • A Good Attitude

    9/19/2017 5:41:41 PM, by ESSCHULZE4

    Having a good attitude helps you accomplish your Spark goals and, I believe makes you healthier. I have always been a worrier and a stresser. This did nothing for my health. When I learned to allow God to carry me through the worry and stress, my attitude changed and I am a much happier person. ... Read more

  • Day 1591

    9/19/2017 4:29:04 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Gym Day. 1st day back in 12 days due to Hurricanes, power outages and side effects from a flu shot. Did 4 of 6 exercises b4 I ran out of steam. Will get'em all on Thursday. Feeling so much better.... Read more

  • MY BIRTHDAY TODAY

    9/19/2017 4:08:05 PM, by FATNOMORE2017

    I went grocery shopping and came home without any cake!!!! Not even a single serve piece to celebrate the day! Its okay though, because, I don't want or need it this year, I am doing something that is much better for me and that is exercising, eating healthy, and making lifestyle changes that are go... Read more

  • Tired...

    9/19/2017 9:32:19 AM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    Always tired...... Read more

  • Lady on a Path with a Cat

    9/19/2017 9:18:39 AM, by ORTATK

    My poor cat is seemingly having a bad time. I have found a food that she likes and agrees with her but she stopped eating it. I found another that seemed to agree and we seemed to be on our way......it is never that easy. Yesterday I was successful with the treadmill. I walked a mile in t... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    9/19/2017 7:23:51 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    246 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Healthy Choices

    9/19/2017 6:57:57 AM, by NARNIAROSE2003

    I know it's been awhile since I was on here. Thank you to everyone who sent me messages or post it on my page to check on me. I'm sorry I haven't been in touch. It's been a rough several weeks. Had a couple of deaths in my family then some other stressors. But this morning began to make good choices... Read more

  • Respect

    9/19/2017 6:38:29 AM, by COURTENAYE

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  • Beach Baby

    9/19/2017 5:09:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's so nice to see Gabby enjoying a day out! After a year of struggling for her little life, now she is strong and healthy. They still watch her closely, but turning one was a celebration. Yipee!... Read more

  • International Talk Like a Pirate Day

    9/19/2017 4:59:31 AM, by ADKISTLER

    International Talk Like a Pirate Day Date When Celebrated : Always September 19 th Ahoy, Matey! Did you know that today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day? It's a day just for fun, a day to let out the pirate in each of us. We like "just for fun" days and we know you do, too. ... Read more

  • Stop thinking

    9/19/2017 12:57:22 AM, by IDICEM

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  • Tuesday

    9/19/2017 12:27:35 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Well Im sending light love and joy with prayers and blessings to all missing my kids they are so far away and Lord knows I want a hug them anyway Happy Birthday to my beautiful daughter... Read more

  • Live it up

    9/18/2017 11:11:33 PM, by TERRI289

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  • 9/18/17

    9/18/2017 10:25:01 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well the sale became legal today! We are now bought out by TDAmeritrade. This sale will eventually put 1000 people out of work. We were told today that the group I work for will be here until the conversion is done in Feb. 2018. By that time I will be ready to retire. The people they are keepi... Read more

  • Mundane Monday making progress despite the challenges

    9/18/2017 9:59:00 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    Monday is typically a pretty mundane day. I accomplished a lot today despite the screamers, the whiners, and the attackers. My greatest achievement was to get my paperwork avalanche down to a manageable level. Completed dotting the "I"s and crossing the "T"s for a total of sixteen separate tasks. Ea... Read more

  • Tomorrow

    9/18/2017 7:56:24 PM, by KANDICANE11

    What we do today can improve all of our tomorrows. Don't give up... Read more

  • shake it move it

    9/18/2017 6:55:31 PM, by ORTATK

    I started the day with strength exercises but before I knew it I had to go to my home schooling time. I love that time with my grandson. We are nearing the completion of the novel and I am hoping for us to begin another great story. This one with a boy hero. We will have to see. I have dec... Read more

  • No wasted time!

    9/18/2017 4:45:51 PM, by MARJIJANE

    ...and so....walking the tight rope here... staying on course, but still working on doing more activity....I have been using my dentist teeth whitening tool as a real tool... it is a ten minute timered light used with a whitening gel....now the ten minutes is filled withgood core skills... and leg l... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 9/18/17

    9/18/2017 2:42:36 PM, by JVANAM

    You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. - Beverly Sills... Read more

  • Day 1590

    9/18/2017 2:36:04 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling better.... Read more

  • Walrus and the Carpenter.

    9/18/2017 10:46:09 AM, by CTUPTON

    I just had to look this up! I could not remember it at all! Thanks all for commenting on my Halloween memory blog! Chris 424 The Walrus and The Carpenter Lewis Carroll (from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872) The sun was shining on the sea, Shining wi... Read more

  • My Daily Essentials

    9/18/2017 10:11:12 AM, by ANJALI2010

    My Daily Essentials 9:00am Write for 20 minutes to an hour Activity: YMCA or walk one mile Drink 9 glasses water 7am - 10am 12pm - 5pm 5pm - 10pm Track food and glucose levels 10:00pm Take medications 10:30pm ... Read more

  • Exhausted...

    9/18/2017 9:29:24 AM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    Not sleeping...worrying...sigh...... Read more

  • You don't have to be great to start

    9/18/2017 8:55:21 AM, by ANJALI2010

    You don't have to be great to start. But you have to start to be great.... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    9/18/2017 7:46:45 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    33 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Turning One!

    9/18/2017 5:09:24 AM, by JSTETSER

    Our miracle baby just turned one year old! Now I'm One! It's been a tough year, I was sick but now I'm better and I will pick to run and play like a cute little chick! I'm the miracle baby, and don't you know people prayed and prayed because they love me so, when I got b... Read more

  • National Cheeseburger Day

    9/18/2017 4:43:59 AM, by ADKISTLER

    National Cheeseburger Day Date When Celebrated : Always September 18th National Cheeseburger Day is today. Top off America's favorite sandwich, with a piece of cheese. The food industry makes it a point to celebrate a wide variety of foods. We believe the Cheeseburger certainly ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation

    9/18/2017 2:59:00 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I view the Divine and All of Life from the perspective of Celebration." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@Sail7.com... Read more

  • Wisdom

    9/18/2017 1:47:41 AM, by IDICEM

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  • Much worse than sauron's eye

    9/18/2017 12:43:32 AM, by COURTENAYE

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  • New week

    9/17/2017 11:27:43 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Sending prayers and light to all in need love you... Read more

  • Be magical!

    9/17/2017 11:07:27 PM, by TERRI289

    I wish you all a wonderful week! 247... Read more

  • Already?

    9/17/2017 11:03:10 PM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    Where did the weekend go?... Read more

  • End of Week 6 - Lost two pounds last week! 12 total!

    9/17/2017 8:34:35 PM, by REBELCAT

    Wow! Another two pounds lost last week! It's amazing how your body stops wanting junk if you stop giving it junk. I don't even really want to eat sweets anymore - my sweet tooth is satisfied with fruit! Plus I looked at the calorie count in the cappuccinos I used to get at the gas station - not havi... Read more

  • Days 1583-89

    9/17/2017 3:59:27 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Have been without internet access for over a week due to Irma.... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 9/17/17

    9/17/2017 3:34:14 PM, by JVANAM

    What you don't do can be a destructive force. - Eleanor Roosevelt... Read more

  • First writing assignment---result.

    9/17/2017 1:47:55 PM, by CTUPTON

    Costumes for Halloween have been a huge source of anxiety for me. You most likely never had that problem. And it is not a problem I have often. But at age 70, I have had more such episodes than I realized. I am trying now to figure out why I have such stress surrounding this issue. Here are some of... Read more

  • Sunday is (not) my fun day...

    9/17/2017 1:42:31 PM, by ECKOKITTEN

    The beginning of the week is not off to a great start. I am trying to stay positive but its a rough road. My weigh in I was super excited about because at the doctors office Thursday I had lost weight and was down to 209, but today I weigh in and am at 214.6 :( Up from 212 last week. Now it cou... Read more

  • Seemingly Impossible

    9/17/2017 1:37:25 PM, by CRESHA20

    Last night I had a talk with my brother who has been on a health and wellness journey. He asked me if I thought that weight loss was possible. I told him that for me many days I really feel as though I cannot do this. In the back of my mind it's like I know I can do this. I told him that I have ... Read more

  • Constitution Day

    9/17/2017 9:00:53 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Constitution Day When: Always on September 17th The Constitutional Congress of the United States of America held it's final meeting on September 17, 1787. Do you have any idea why? That's right! It was to sign the Constitution of the United States of America, a document for which the... Read more

  • Confessions of an Over Eater with a Cat

    9/17/2017 8:08:40 AM, by ORTATK

    I have decided to start my day with my blog. I have had a not so good week and have weighed in up 1.5 pounds not unexpected. Why? what was different? I thought that I had this under control but I did not. m-m-m-m well....Last week my schedule changed. For 3 days a week I was "working" again. It... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    9/17/2017 7:42:34 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    198 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Spark Party NH

    9/17/2017 5:02:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    Saturday was the annual SparkPeople get-together for my New Hampshire group. 68ANNE, MINILOVER and I had a wonderful time! I have to say, SparkPeople are some of the most interesting and uplifting people I know! This was the smallest group of Sparkers that i have been with, and loved it. I di... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation

    9/17/2017 2:33:20 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am unique in all time and space." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@Sail7.com... Read more

  • Sauron's eye

    9/17/2017 1:15:22 AM, by COURTENAYE

    Ouch... Read more

  • Gods day

    9/17/2017 1:13:38 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be thankful for all we have send out love and light to all tell them how much you love them... Read more

  • Adulting is hard

    9/17/2017 12:48:33 AM, by IDICEM

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  • Happy

    9/16/2017 11:47:19 PM, by SNOOKY53

    In just 18 days I have dropped 5 pounds. I really worked hard at eating healthy and portion control. I did mess up a couple of times but over all I did really good considering I lost 5. So very proud of myself and so geeked to work even harder. Today my daughter and I walked her dog around six ci... Read more

  • Expressing myself... Finding courage...

    9/16/2017 9:06:07 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I read a great quote today about not making assumptions about what other people are thinking or feeling. It said to "find the courage" to ask the questions that you need to ask to find out what is really going on and to "express what you really want." After reading some friends' blogs that w... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 9/16/17

    9/16/2017 4:23:33 PM, by JVANAM

    One good Husband is worth two good Wives; for the scarcer things are, the more they're valued. - Benjamin Franklin... Read more

  • Blog on back

    9/16/2017 2:32:42 PM, by ORTATK

    I have not written for a few days. I thought it was only one day but it seems it is more. I am still having a hard time with my healthy eating. I have not motivated myself to exercise and I do feel shame. I have noticed that if I stay within my within my calories or slightly under my sugar readi... Read more

  • 9/16/17

    9/16/2017 2:12:08 PM, by RHOOK20047

    I am upset with myself again. I didn't go to K.C. because my knees hurt so bad, and once again I have allowed my body to dictate what I can and can't do. Last night I was doing a little wallowing in my sorrows, but today, I decided that I have the power to change it and I have to do it. I started... Read more

  • Tough Week

    9/16/2017 11:50:48 AM, by CHEFTONITO

    Last Sunday, I spent every waking moment listening to weather updates on hurricane Irma. Both of my daughters were in the path of the beast, the oldest in Fort Myers, the younger in Orlando at Disney World on her honeymoon. Both were fine, although the storm surge came within a few inches of my daug... Read more

  • Wrong Thoughts

    9/16/2017 11:03:09 AM, by JULMATT

    Today was weigh-in day. Needless to say I was shocked when the scale told me I weighed 290.4. That a loss of . . . . wait. No loss. My mind was saying that I had loss weight, but when I went to log it on Sparkspeople I realized that I had gain a pound. My initial thought was damn it and I wanted ... Read more

  • National Play-Doh Day

    9/16/2017 10:02:54 AM, by ADKISTLER

    National Play-Doh Day Date When Celebrated : September 16th National Play-Doh Day celebrates a great childhood play toy. Invented in the mid 1950s, it has entertained millions of children, and allowed them to express their creativity, both at home and in the classroom. The inven... Read more

  • Weekend...

    9/16/2017 9:49:44 AM, by PEACHY_GIRL

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  • Onthe lighter side

    9/16/2017 8:02:37 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    101 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • When my good plans fail...

    9/16/2017 5:55:53 AM, by JSTETSER

    When things just don't go according to plan I am a person with goals and plans. I try to figure out how to get the most done in the least amount of time. Keeping a good attitude when life is not "cooperating is difficult! Sometimes my plans have to be put to the side. Sometimes my plans are no... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation

    9/16/2017 2:18:33 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I unconditionally forgive myself for everything that I have ever done, said, or thought that has caused me harm or suffering." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@Sail7.com... Read more

  • Weekend Plans (Day 506)

    9/16/2017 2:04:29 AM, by SIXLESTER69

    We are getting our granddaughter Sunday so she can go to our nephew's birthday party. We haven't seen her in almost a month so we are excited. The party is at the park. So lots of chances to exercise. I just have to resist the cake. Lol! I hope you all have a great weekend... Read more

  • Word

    9/16/2017 1:19:29 AM, by COURTENAYE

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  • Good point

    9/16/2017 1:17:20 AM, by IDICEM

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  • Each Day...

    9/16/2017 12:30:20 AM, by MARJIJANE

    So God allowed me to awake this morning, giving me another chance to be a better person and allowing me to love more deeply, forgive myself and others... that is just God's list of jobs for me today....My only real job is to be honest about the food I eat and love myself enough to stay the course. ... Read more

  • 9/15/17

    9/15/2017 10:20:53 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Reagan came into the world at 6:30 p.m. this evening. The checked in the hospital last night at 9:30 p.m. She is 8 lb. 8 oz. and 20 inches long. Margaret went up to K.C. but my knee was bothering me that I didn't feel like taking the train with my knee hurting so bad. I will go up next weekend... Read more

  • The weekend should have come quicker

    9/15/2017 8:04:32 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    This week went on forever. I was ready on Monday to call it a week and let it go. Had a student suspended for two days this week. Extended the time for three other kids. Learned I'm getting two more students over the next couple of weeks. One has been homebound for the past two years, but they want ... Read more

  • Health activities

    9/15/2017 7:01:59 PM, by 40NOW2007

    Monday I have a colonoscopy. Also, picked up diabetic supplies at pharmacy today.... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 9/15/17

    9/15/2017 2:54:09 PM, by JVANAM

    You must be the change you wish to see in the world. - Mohandas Gandhi... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation

    9/15/2017 1:27:48 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I have unbounded compassion for myself at all times and under all circumstances." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@Sail7.com... Read more

  • Day 254: Dolly's BLC-35 Wk#02 WEC Plan

    9/15/2017 9:55:05 AM, by DOLLFACEDX

    Thought I'd post my Weekend Challenge (WEC) plan - knowing others are watching always helps to keep me accountable. ROUTINES: 20 ea / 60 max 1. Track All Food: Fri - Sat - Sun - Mon 2. 30min Cardio: Fri - Sat - Sun - Mon 3. 15min ST / Stretching: Fri - Sat - Sun - Mon NEW: ... Read more

  • Tired...

    9/15/2017 9:48:31 AM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    TGIF...... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    9/15/2017 7:15:35 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    250 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Even at your best...

    9/15/2017 5:15:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are a few "nay-sayers" in my life. These are people who just seem frustrated that I've been able to control Type II Diabetes and make changes in my life. If you are succeeding in any area in your life, you probably have a few (vocal or nonvocal) nay-sayers too. These negative people a... Read more

  • POW / MIA Recognition Day

    9/15/2017 5:03:55 AM, by ADKISTLER

    POW / MIA Recognition Day Date When Celebrated : Third Friday of September POW/MIA Recognition Day is a day of remembrance and hope for the speedy and safe return of American Prisoners of War, and those still Missing in Action. It also seeks the return of the remains of fallen soldie... Read more