Trenton, NJ - Today, Governor Chris Christie issued the following statement on National POW/MIA Recognition Day to remember and honor Americans taken as Prisoners of War or Missing in Action:
“For 22 years, a grateful nation has paused to remember those who fought and defended freedom abroad, but have yet to return home to their country and families. Those Americans who were prisoners of war, remain missing in action, or are unaccounted for, serve as a powerful reminder of the depth of sacrifice and strength of character of the men and women who voluntarily serve our nation. We also recognize those family members and communities that have held out hope for their loved one in the service - days like today remind us of the debt of gratitude and appreciation we owe to them and their families. I encourage New Jerseyans to take a moment today to offer thoughts and prayers for those Americans whom have not been returned to us.”
Governor Christie also proclaimed today as “POW/MIA Recognition Day” throughout New Jersey.
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