1st Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/02/2021 09:00am
memorializing the United States Government to bring home every American who is a
Prisoner of War - Missing in Action.
WHEREAS, the Prisoner of War - Missing in Action (POW/MIA) issue has been a national
dilemma since the end of World War II; and
WHEREAS, it is the responsibility and the duty of the United States government to bring
home Americans missing in action from the Vietnam War, the Cold War conflicts, the Korean War,
World War II, and other conflicts; and
WHEREAS, as of January 2021, the Government Accountability Office listed 79,764 service
men and women unaccounted for from World War II, the Korean War, Cold War conflicts, the
Vietnam War, the Laos Secret War, the Gulf War, and other conflicts; and
WHEREAS, American Prisoners of War and their missing comrades have demonstrated the
true spirit of our nation and should never be forgotten; and
WHEREAS, Americans from every generation have answered the call to duty with dedication
and valor. These brave Americans deserve the respect and gratitude of our nation, and all efforts
should be made to bring home every American who is a Prisoner of War - Missing in Action; NOW,
BE IT RESOLVED by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota that it urges the United
States Government to make every effort to bring home every American who is a Prisoner of War
- Missing in Action.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of State of the State of Minnesota is directed
to prepare copies of this memorial and transmit them to the President of the United States, the
President and the Secretary of the United States Senate, the Speaker and the Clerk of the United
States House of Representatives, and Minnesota's Senators and Representatives in Congress.