POW/MIA bracelets were initially introduced in the late 1960’s by a now-defunct organization, Voices in Vital America (VIVA). The purpose of the bracelets was, and is, to increase public awareness about the plight of Americans still prisoner, missing, and unaccounted for from the Vietnam War.
At one time distributed by the National League of Families, bracelets are now available from a decades-long strong issue-supporter, the nonprofit, Ohio Chapter MIA-POW (see address below) which donates 100% of all proceeds to help sustain the League’s efforts. Demand for the bracelets continues, as is evidenced by the frequent inquiries to the League office. The original stainless steel or similar silver bracelet is the most in demand and signals continuity of concern by the American people.
The National League of Families is the only national organization comprised solely of the close relatives of U.S. servicemen and civilians still missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam War. Our threefold goal is the return of live prisoners, the fullest possible accounting for the missing, and the repatriation of all recoverable remains of those who died while serving our Nation in Southeast Asia.
POW/MIA Bracelets: Bracelets are stainless steel, ½ inch wide, bearing name, rank, service branch, country, and date of loss. Please note that data is engraved on bracelets, not filled in black. Names on hand with the Ohio Chapter are made with permission of the families, and most come with a short bio of the missing man. Special names may be requested, but no bio is then available.
100% of all proceeds go to the National League of Families!