By: KDKA-TV News Staff

BUTLER (KDKA) — The Butler VA Health Care System honored prisoners of war and those missing in action.

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Yesterday was National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

The occasion honored the sacrifices and determination of veterans who were captured and held as prisoners of war and remembered those who are still unaccounted for.

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The Butler VA System says they have a dedicated staff who serve their former prisoners of war.

The ceremony on Friday held layers of meaning.

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The third Friday in September is the official day of recognition since 1979 and a remembrance ceremony was held at the Pentagon.