In war time soldiers sacrifice much, but perhaps none more than prisoners of war or those missing in action.
Friday, people all over KOTA Territory recognized that sacrifice.
In Rapid City, the Disabled American Veterans honor those missing from each of the five services through ceremony and prayer.
The "missing man" table has hats from all the services, a lemon to represent the bitter fate of those missing, a red rose representing the lives and a ribbon tied around the vase to represent the determination to account for the missing.
With this stark reminder of the ones that never made it back, 95-year-old Eddie Kodet tearfully remembers being a prisoner of war.
"So often I hear people tell about ‘oh you guys are heroes.' I wasn't a hero I was a survivor," Kodet said.Ellsworth Air Force Base also honored this day with a motorcycle ride and a B-1 bomber flyover.