Prisoners of War honored in Albuquerque ceremony

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – On Wednesday, some of America’s Prisoners of War were honored.

The annual POW Recognition Ceremony was held at the V.A. Hospital.

Since World War One, there have been more than 142,000 American POW’s. That’s not including the nearly 93,000 who never returned home and are now listed as missing in action.

“Besides the family of our killed in action or our missing in action. These group of people really know what freedom is all about and the cost of freedom,” said Colonel Kenneth Nava of New Mexico Army National Guard.

National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day is on April 9th. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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