Panetta, Winnefeld Participate in National POW/MIA Recognition Day Observance

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., left, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, salute as the U.S. Army Band, known as "Pershing's Own," plays the national anthem at the Defense Department's annual observance of the National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Sept. 16, 2011. The ceremonies, held on the Pentagon parade field, featured a pass-in-review by honor guards of the five armed services and a ceremonial fly-over by military aircraft and helicopters. DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, and Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., left, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left, watch as military helicopters perform a flyover salute in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day at the Pentagon, Sept. 16, 2011.   DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., left,  vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, watch as military jets -- two Air Force T-38 Talons and Two F/A-18 Hornets -- one from the Navy and one fron the Marine Corps, perform a ceremonial flyover at the Pentagon, Sept. 16, 2011.  The aerial display came at the close of annual Department of Defense ceremonies marking National POW/MIA Recognition Day.   DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta greets family members of U.S. military personnel still listed as missing in action from past conflicts at the close of Pentagon ceremonies, Sept. 16, 2011, marking National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Panetta promised that the Department of Defense would not relent in its pursuit of information regarding the fate of all American POWs and MIAs.  DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • Joint service honor guards and flag bearers march onto the Pentagon's River Entrance Parade Field, Sept. 16, 2011, to participate in the Department of Defense annual observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day.   DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • With POW/MIA flags flying in the breeze above the Pentagon parade field, honor guards from all five branches of the uniformed armed services move into position to participate in the Department of Defense's annual observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Sept. 16, 2011.  DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • Navy Adm. James A Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the audience assembled on the Pentagon Parade Field, Sept. 16, 2011, for the annual Department of Defense observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day.   DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • Flags of all the states and territories making up the United States of America parade past the audience during the Pentagon's annual ceremonies in observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Sept. 16, 2011.  Standing on the podium are the co-hosts for this year's event Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta addresses the audience at the Pentagon's annual observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Sept. 16, 2011.   DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta addresses the large audience assembled at the Pentagon, Sept. 16, 2011, to participate in the observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day.   DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • Flags of all the states and territories making up the United States of America parade past the audience during the Pentagon's annual ceremonies in observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Sept. 16, 2011.  Standing on the podium are the co-hosts for this year's event Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. DOD photo by R. D. Ward