The National POW/MIA Recognition Day will be 10 a.m. Friday (Sept. 18) near the Doughboy Monument in Gallipolis City Park. The speaker for the service will be Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame member and pastor of New Life Lutheran Church, the Rev. John Jackson. Shanna Smith will perform patriotic selections. This year’s national theme is “Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise,” which reminds people that they must never forget service members who have endured captivity and those who still remain unaccounted for. This year’s service is sponsored by Gallia County Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 709 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4464.