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Passed House amended (09/13/2006)

Recognizes that National POW/MIA Recognition Day is one of six days specified by law on which the National League of Families POW/MIA flag is to be flown over specified federal facilities and national cemeteries, military installations, and post offices.

Applauds the personnel of the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office, the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) of the Department of Defense (DOD), the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, the Air Force Life Sciences Equipment Laboratory, and the military departments for seeking the fullest possible accounting of Americans unaccounted for as a result of the nation's previous wars and conflicts.

Extends the appreciation of Congress and the people of the United States to the personnel of those offices, commands, and laboratories in the United States. the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, and the Kingdom of Cambodia for their efforts to achieve the fullest possible accounting of Americans who remain unaccounted for as a result of the Vietnam War.

Encourages and recognizes the efforts of the U.S. government, POW/MIA families and veterans, and host nations in supporting efforts to account for missing Americans.

Extends the appreciation of Congress to Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia for continued assistance and cooperation in the humane recovery, identification, and repatriation of the remains of American personnel remaining unaccounted for from the Vietnam war. Encourages host nations to assist and cooperate in such recovery efforts.