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IPAs for MIAs
"A Toast to Those Who Gave the Most"
Register here to host IPAs for MIAs and help bring MIAs home. Project Recover will support participating breweries with social media mentions and tags.
For maximum publicity and participation, we recommend registering 3-4 months in advance, scheduling your IPAs for MIAs to overlap with a relevant holiday, and brewing a unique beer that reflects your brewery's brand and commemorates MIAs.
“It felt like something magical was happening.”
(Dennis Kelvie when his uncle, Lt. William Punnell, was buried at Arlington National Cemetery after 74 years MIA)
The holidays change forever when a loved one is Missing in Action. Diane Christie recalls she no longer listens to the song “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”It was just too painful.”
(Diane Christie, cousin to 2nd Lt. Thomas V. Kelly, Jr.)
A New Awakening
When MIAs are brought home, their families feel an emotional closure that is followed by an awakening, a whole new beginning.
“It really strengthened my faith in miracles,” Richard Kozak said when his uncle, ARM3c Walter Mintus, was buried in his hometown after 74 years MIA.
The loss a family feels when a loved one is Missing in Action is called Ambiguous Loss. It is a loss without emotional closure or clear understanding. It results in unresolved grief. Grief may be passed down unknowingly through generations.
“I was literally sobbing when I got the news.” Walter Graves, nephew of SSgt. Walter Graves is the right thing to do. It helps resolve generational grief that impacts us today.
Walter Graves, nephew to SSgt. Walter Graves
“It wiped away the differences between our generations.” (Jim Gray, when he sat with his great-aunt as her brother, ARM2c Albert Rybarczyk, was repatriated after 73 years MIA)
Jim Gray, great-nephew to ARM2c Albert Rybarczyk