Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. Established to recognize those who suffered or suffer captivity in foreign countries while in active service with the U.S. armed forces. By statute, Wis. Stat. sec. 118.02(17), the day is observed the Friday of the third week in September.
Enacted April 24, 2002, from the 2001 Laws of Wisconsin, Act 100.
More information and educational resources are available on the Department of Public Instruction Social Studies Education Observance Days website.