National Prisoners Of War Remembrance Day

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Roll out the red carpet because communicative liberty bells are ringing! It's National Prisoners of War Remembrance Day! Now let's get serious. This isn't just about conjugal visits and questionable cafeteria cuisine. This day is a solemn occasion to express our sympathy, recognition, and gratitude to those who have found themselves in situations without so much as a 'Get out of Jail Free' card.

When is Prisoners Of War Remembrance Day?

It's national prisoners of war remembrance day on the 16th September.

An Overview of National Prisoners of War Remembrance Day

National Prisoners of War Remembrance Day pops onto our calendars every year and it's our opportunity to tip our hats and lower our flags to our compatriots who were taken prisoner during military conflicts. We detected a whopping 5388 mentions online of this day in recent years, with a number- one-hit-wonder spike on September 16, 2016. Looks like that date's popularity ain't no one-time jailbreak!

Behind Bars but Not Forgotten

The day serves as a reverberating shoutout to not forget our brothers, sisters, fathers, and friends trapped behind enemy lines, looking at the world through steel bars while holding onto hope. But it's not all gloom and doom. This day doesn't just remind us of their sacrifice, but also the indomitable spirit of humanity during hardship and our ability to keep a sense of humour, even in the direst scenarios.

Jailhouse Rock

But don't mistake our attempts at levity as disrespect. No, sir! The lighthearted tone of our wording is our little way to honour the resilience of these brave individuals. We've heard stories of POWs who've performed plays, sang songs, and even crafted sporting equipment to keep their spirits high. So, in that vein, remember to celebrate their lives and resilience, and not just their captivity.

Did you know?

Did you know that some resourceful Prisoners of War during the Vietnam War established a tap code system to communicate with each other through the walls of their cells, using knocks rather than the latest phone app!


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First identified

16th September 2016

Most mentioned on

16th September 2016

Total mentions


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