If this is your birthday, congratulations!  You are share this date with country music's Trisha Yearwood, born in 1964, in Monticello, Georgia.  She's one of the most revered country acts of the 1990s, winning a Grammy award for her recording of "How Do I Live", in 1997.  Today, she has her own cooking show on The Food Network and is currently on the road touring with her husband, Garth Brooks.    It's National POW - MIA Recognition Day.

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This is a day of remembrance and hope for the speedy and safe return of American Prisoners of War, and those still Missing in Action.  It also seeks the return of the remains of our fallen service men and women.

The first commemoration of this day was on July 18, 1979, as a result of resolutions passed by the U.S. Congress.  In 1986, The National League of Families proposed the 3rd Friday in September as a day to remember and recognize POW/MIAs.  This date was selected, as it is not associated with any wars.

This is one of six days in the year that Federal Law requires the POW/MIA Flag to be flown at all places designated by the U.S. Secretary of Defense.

Please say a prayer today, for all of our POWs and MIAs.

from Dmitry Merkushin

Concho Valley birthdays include:

Abrahan Ruiz, 35.  From the Adams family.

(Twins) Kim & Tim Jones, 50 something.  From Mary Ferguson.  They are the winners of our birthday cake today from Halfmann's Cake Cottage. 

Congratulations to Jason & Ashley Kasper, who celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary on Wednesday.  they are this week's winners of a dozen roses from Southwest Florists.