- - Wednesday, May 22, 2019

It’s almost the summer of 2019, do you know where your children are? Do you know where your husband is, your brother, your friend?

Believe it or not, there are thousands of servicemen and women who served in various wars still unaccounted for. Their families still don’t know what happened to them.

Imagine how you would feel if one of your family members were missing — missing for years and while in harm’s way! How could you go on with your normal life?

The Rolling Thunder organization has been trying to alert people to this dreadful problem for decades and bring families back together. Not only by holding demonstrations each year on Memorial Day in Washington, D.C., but their more than 90 chartered chapters spend thousand of hours visiting VA hospitals, offering moral support to the patients and staff. Their work is endless.

All are united in the cause to bring full accountability for the Prisoners Of War/Missing In Action (POW/MIA) of all wars, reminding the government, the media and the public by our watchwords, “We Will Not Forget.”

The organization regularly donates POW/MIA flags to local area schools, youth groups, nonprofit organizations and special interest groups and organizes flag-raising ceremonies. Veterans speak to youth groups about the honor of serving their country and educating them about the POW/MIA issue. Thousands of hours are logged in by Rolling Thunder, Inc. members at local VA hospitals nationwide. Members visit and provide moral support to nursing home veterans and patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Rolling Thunder, Inc. sponsors search missions into Southeast Asia for POW/MIAs and the remains of those killed in action. Rolling Thunder, Inc. also helped facilitate the publishing of a POW/MIA postage stamp through the U.S. Postal Service that displayed dog tags with the declaration, “POW & MIA — NEVER FORGOTTEN.”

Pop culture icon, recording artist and activist Nancy Sinatra has sold millions of records. Among her well-known songs are “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ ” and the James Bond theme song, “You Only Live Twice.” Ms. Sinatra is the author of two books, “Frank Sinatra, My Father” and “Frank Sinatra: An American Legend,” and oversees two popular websites, sinatrafamily.com and nancysinatra.com. Follow her @NancySinatra. This article originally ran in The Washington Times in 2017 and has been updated with permission.

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