Friday marked National POW and MIA Recognition Day, which is observed on the third Friday of every September.

It is a day that honors those who were Prisoners of War and those who are still Missing in Action.

At the South Pier along the Bayfront, veterans gathered to burn American Flags that are now considered unserviceable.

The ceremony included color guards, the playing of taps, Amazing Grace and our National Anthem.

Ken Kensill is the President of Chapter 435 Vietnam Veterans of America and said it's a meaningful, important observance. 

With over eighty-thousand American service members still missing from previous conflicts like the Vietnam War, Kensill stressed how important it is that Americans remember them.